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Homosexual relations and church attendance

Homosexual relations never Several times a year Every week Total
Always wrong 62 40 109 211
Not wrong at all 114 50 35 199
total 176 90 144 400
Church Attendance

A. Which is the dependent variable in the table? Which is the independent Variable ?
B. Calculate the percentages using church attendance as the independent variable for each cell in the table. Is there a relationship between church attendance and views about homosexual relations? If so, how strong is it?
C. Suppose that you respond to your classmate by stating that it is not church attendance that explains views about homosexual relations; rather it is one's opinion about the nature of right and wrong (I.e., morality) that explains attitudes about homosexual relations. Why might there be a potential problem with your argument? Think in terms of assigning variable to the dependent and independent categories.

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A. Which is the dependent variable in the table? Which is the independent Variable ?

Independent variable is church attendance frequency, dependent variable are the views about homosexual relations.

B. Calculate the percentages using church attendance as the independent variable for each cell in the table. Is there a relationship between church attendance and views about homosexual relations? If so, how strong is it?

Null hypothesis: there is no relationship between church attendance and views about homosexual relations.
Alternative hypothesis: ...

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