Math 113 - Technology Project 4

From Data at Hand to the World at Large

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Follow the Minitab instructions under the technology exercises link on the website for information about how to do the problems

  1. According to a recent Newsweek poll, 64% of Americans oppose a constitutional amendment to allow a US citizen born in another country, like Arnold Schwarzennegger, to be elected president. This was based on a poll of 1004 adults. Model the distribution of the sample proportion of American adults who oppose the amendment. Simulate 200 samples with a sample size of n=1004.
    1. Summarize the samples both numerically and graphically.
    2. Compare your results to the sampling distribution model for a proportion given on page 340.
  2. Use the 2000 General Social Survey to gather information and then the claim that 1/3 of 18-24 year-olds think Marijuana should be legal.
  3. Use the 2000 General Social Survey to determine if the proportion of black males and black females who feel a racist should be allowed to speak are the same.