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The athletic director of a large university is curious about community opinion of a new initiative to open a sports arena for both community members and college students to use. The cost of this initiative will be funded through a county-wide sales tax.

The athletic director went to several different health clubs and asked members there if they would support the initiative. Out of $500$ people surveyed, $374$ said they would support the sports arena.

What is a type of bias present here? Furthermore, is the true population proportion who support this initiative higher, lower, or about the same as the sample proportion?

A

Response bias; population proportion is about the same.

B

Non-response bias; population proportion is about the same.

C

Non-response bias; population proportion is lower.

D

Undercoverage bias; population proportion is higher.

E

Undercovereage bias; population proportion is lower.

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