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# People tend to estimate the likelihood of an event s

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22 Feb 2006, 07:59
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People tend to estimate the likelihood of an eventâ€™s occurrence according to its salience; that is, according to how strongly and how often it comes to their attention.

It can be concluded on the basis of the statements above that, if they are true, which of the following is most probably also true?

(A) The language used in newspaper headlines about local crime is inflammatory and fails to respect the rights of suspects.
(B) The coverage of international events in newspapers is neglected in favor of the coverage of local events.
(C) Readers of local news in newspapers tend to overestimate the amount of crime in their own localities relative to the amount of crime in other places.
(D) None of the events concerning other people that are reported in newspapers is so salient in peopleâ€™s minds as their own personal experiences.
(E) The press is the news medium that focuses peopleâ€™s attention most strongly on local crimes
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22 Feb 2006, 08:07
simple but highly confusing between B and C. but finally choose C.
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22 Feb 2006, 09:31
We can't conclude that international events are neglected, I choose C
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22 Feb 2006, 16:50
Between C and E.. E seems a bit too extreme
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22 Feb 2006, 17:23
I'll also go for C.
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22 Feb 2006, 19:52
Me too for C.
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22 Feb 2006, 20:47
A definite C
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22 Feb 2006, 21:45
agree with C.
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22 Feb 2006, 21:54
Only (C) stays within scope.
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23 Feb 2006, 06:48
OA = "C"
23 Feb 2006, 06:48
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