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OK, I'll tell you what I think the graph & questions are getting at here. I think you would be unlikely to see a graph such as this, except as something experimental, but let's go at this.
First, the horizontal scale on the graph --- let's pretend that folks were asked some kind of web survey about the work reduction issue, one of those surveys that said "Respond 1 to 5, with 1 indicating the most disagreement and 5 indicating the most agreement
" ---- those are the positions across the bottom ---- we could label the ticks "strongly against", "somewhat against", "neutral", "somewhat for", and "strongly for". Those are the responses at some time before the vote. Then, the dot above is the probability that, when the time came to vote, they vote "yes" for the working-time reduction issue.
Thus, for members of the Delta party, folks who previously were "strongly against" were about 60% likely to vote "yes" when the time came to vote on the working-time reduction issue; folks who previously were "neutral" were about 75% likely; and folks who previously were "strongly for" were about 82% likely.
OK, now the questions:1a) Members of the ______________ party are most apt to vote according to their previously stated preferences regarding the regarding the issue of working-time reduction.
Well, in a way, this is a correlation question. Of the five parties, which one shows the most change from lowest on the "against" side to highest on the "for" side? In other words, which party has the steepest upward slant? Clearly, the Delta party
rises with the steepest slope, and has the biggest change from low on the left to high on the right. That has to be the answer. 1b) Members of the ______________ party are most apt to vote against the issue of working-time reduction if their previously stated preferences regarding the regarding the issue of working-time reduction was also against.
In other words, of all the "against" dots, the dots on the far left, which one is lowest? That appears to be the "No Preference
" line. That has to be the answer.
Remember, the virtue of graphs is that whole "picture equals a 1000 words" thing ---- a ton of information directly accessible in visual form. Often what a graph question is asking, when you unpack it, is something remarkable simple --- "of the dots on the left, which one is the lowest?" Don't be intimidated by a solution if it turns out what you have to do is third-grade easy. Graphs are supposed
to make things that easy.
Does all this make sense?
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