hw4 - PS 233 Intermediate Statistical Analysis Homework 4...

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PS 233 – Intermediate Statistical Analysis Homework 4: Autocorrelation Research Note (Due 3/27/2002) Those Who Don’t Know: An Empirical Analysis Every year, every time Gallup asks the question “Do you [approve/disapprove] of the way President [name] is handling his job as President?”, a sizeable portion of the American public answers “I don’t know.” Often treated as residual category, or even ignominiously dropped from the analysis, the don’t-know folks are indeed a research puzzle. Why is the percentage of respondents with no opinion as low as 6% in Winter 1991, but as high as 30% in Winter 1969 or Winter 1989? To address this question, data were collected that measure on a quarterly basis the average percentage of people responding “I don’t know” to the Gallup question. A number of economic and political indicators were also measured. Your goal is to prepare a research report that sheds empirical light on the determinants of this phenomenon. In your report, make sure:
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