Economist: One year ago, 64% of consumers said that their spending and saving habits had been

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Economist: One year ago, 64% of consumers said that their spending and saving habits had been “forever altered” by the recent recession. This year only 51% of consumers agreed with that same statement, so it is clear that a number of consumers have a poor understanding of the term “forever”.

Which of the following, if true, would NOT weaken the economist’s argument?


A. The consumers polled this year and last year do not represent identical segments of the population.

B. There were different recessions before last year’s poll and this year’s.

C. One may further alter one’s views without compromising an initial alteration.

D. Many of the consumers received a generous government stimulus this year.

E. Many of the consumers polled were pressured to answer no to this year’s poll by their employers.ulation.



OA D

Source: Veritas Prep