Origins In a 1993 Gallup poll, 47% of the respondents agreed with the statement God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. When Gallup asked the same question in 2008, only 44% of those respondents agreed. Is it reasonable to conclude that there was a change in public opinion given that the P-value is 0.17? Explain.

ST 512: Week One Notes MaLyn Lawhorn August 16, 2017 Estimates and Estimators ▯ Estimating occurs when we need to approximate an unknown parameter ▯ ▯ to estimate, we use data that comes in the form of random variable Y , Y , Y , ▯▯▯, Y . 1 2 3 N ▯ An estimator is the algorithm, function, or equation used to approximate ▯. ▯ An estimate is the numerical output of the estimator. Example 1 Consider the following data set of the ages that a group of individuals got married: 23, 27, 29, 26, 31, 23, 24, 24, 29, 23, 27, 30, 30, 29, 25 Suppose we wanted to ﬁnd the true mean ▯ of when an individual gets marri