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# Despite a steady decrease in the average number of hours

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02 Oct 2017, 21:15
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Despite a steady decrease in the average number of hours worked per person per week, the share of the population that reads a daily newspaper has declined greatly in the past 20 years. But the percentage of the population that watches television daily has shown a similarly dramatic increase over the same period. Clearly, increased television viewing has caused a simultaneous decline in newspaper reading.

Which one of the following, if true, would be most damaging to the explanation given above for the decline in newspaper reading?

(A) There has been a dramatic increase over the past 20 years in the percentage of people who tell polltakers that television is their primary source of information about current events.

(B) Of those members of the population who do not watch television, the percentage who read a newspaper every day has also shown a dramatic decrease.

(C) The time people spend with the books and newspapers they read has increased, on average, from 1 to 3 hours per week in the past 20 years.

(D) People who spend large amounts of time each day watching television are less able to process and remember printed information than are those who do not watch television.

(E) A typical television set is on 6 hours a day, down from an average of 6 1/2 hours a day 5 years ago.

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02 Oct 2017, 21:40
B?
People just read newspapers less and less regardless of whether they watch TV or not. So TV is not the cause.
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12 Oct 2017, 00:47
B is the perfect fit here
I would say option C is close but option C says that time of reading for books and paper has increased. Hence it can be possible that time for newspaper has been decreased but for books it has increased such that it overcomes the deficit of newspaper. Plus it doesn't talk about its impact on television viewing.
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12 Oct 2017, 12:17
I was wondering is this truly a 700 level question? Or has this been mistakenly put into this category?
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12 Oct 2017, 13:41
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csaluja wrote:
I was wondering is this truly a 700 level question? Or has this been mistakenly put into this category?

This is a LSAT question. I don't think it is a 700 Level. But for sure it might be at 620+ to 650 level question.
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12 Oct 2017, 16:23
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Thank you very much this is useful
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