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Relationship between political attitudes and income

A researcher studies the relationship between political attitudes and income. He/she finds that those with higher income are more conservative. The most likely confounding variate is _______

income, age, weight, health status

I believe income is the only correct answer - please advsie answer & why - thanks!

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No, No, No, No, .........n! When interpreting statistical meanings be very strict and concrete in definging every word. jsut as the word implies "confounding" means "that which might interfere or have an influence on the data results. In this situation the predictor (independent) variable is income level and the dependent variable is conservative political view. The question being asked, therefore, is what is the relationship between the two. ...