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# Abstract: In progress Introduction: In America, polling is believed to be a reliable guide to what us 140,000,000 Americans think and feel about

certain issues or characteristics about one another resulting in a study. Since only samples of the population are interviewed nal results are always subject to a margin of error. But once data has been studied and properly graphed it is reasonable to show that the participants poll results on certain issues or characteristics can be determined. I have conducted the following opinion and characteristic poll questions to study; death penalty, health care bill as passed, President Obama reelection, annual gross income, proposition 8, and characteristics about one another such as handedness, height, weight, ring size, shoe size, gender, and the amount of water consumed by the participants in my study randomly selected. Methods: I obtained a simple random sample of 52 participants in a statistical analysis package for an iPad program called TC STATS. In TC STATS, the rst thing I wanted to do was to determine the percentage of female and male participants in my study, by conducting a Histogram Graph. The percentage that was given for females was 42.31% and the male percentage that was given was 57.69%. The second step I wanted to do was to nd the mean (where "mean" is abbreviated M) of the participants ages, M = 30.673. And the third step I wanted to determine was the participants ethnicity, and out of the 52 participants randomly selected 3 are Black, 12 are Hispanic, 27 are White, and 10 choose Other (meaning there ethnicity was not listed to check mark). Once I

determined the above, I needed to conduct a summary statistic for the specic variables I need for my study.

Table 1: Listed above are the summary statistics generated in TC STATS of the variables needed to conduct my study.

Table 2: Listed above are the summary statistics generated in TC STATS of relationships between a person's height, weight, ring, and shoe size.

Figure 1: Box and whisker plot showing any relationship between a person's height, weight, ring, and shoe size.

## Figure 4: Histogram graphical display of President Obama's re-election.

Figure 5: Histogram graphical display of participants in favor of the health care bill as passed.

## Table 4: Frequency distribution table of education levels.

Table 5: Frequency distribution table of feelings about proposition 8. Results: In progress Discussion: In progress Appendix: In progress