Campus researchers conducting surveys on political orientation recently found that a majority of conservative students

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Campus researchers conducting surveys on political orientation recently found that a majority of conservative students are women, although when the researchers conducted in-person interviews shortly before the survey they found that men were more likely to identify as conservative. Afterwards, the researchers determined that, unlike women, men were less likely to identify as conservative on the survey than women and women were far more likely to finish and submit the survey. Therefore, using only in-person interviews instead would likely result in a more accurate depiction of student politics.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most support the argument in the above passage?

A. The number of student respondents will be significantly higher at the next data collection.
B. More women will identify as conservative at the next data collection.
C. For each person interviewed in-person before the next survey, researchers will be more accurately able to determine political orientation.
D. People who expressed no political orientation will respond more confidently to in-person interviews.
E. At the next data collection, researchers should conduct fewer in-person interviews over surveys.


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The argument in question depicts that in-person interviews are more likely to give accurate data on the depiction of students' politics than surveys.

Option A - Incorrect
The passage doesn't talk about the rate or the number of students respondent in the survey.

Option B - Incorrect
This answer choice is wrong because the argument states that in-person interviews would be likely used in the net survey, and according to the passage, women are likely to be conservative when conducting surveys, not in-person interviews.

Option C - Correct
This strongly supports the argument that -in-person interviews are more likely to provide an accurate depiction of students' politics. Hence, it is the correct answer!

Option D - Incorrect
People with no political orientation would not respond to in-person interviews or surveys.

Option E - Incorrect
This is against the passage argument that supports interviews.