Posted by Danielle on .
According to Pew Research, the contact rate (probability of contacting a selected household) in 1997 was 69% and in 2003 was 76%. However, the cooperation rate (proability of someone at the contacted household agreeing to be interviewed) was 58% in 1997 and dropped to 38% in 2003.
a). What is the probablity (in 2003) of obtaining an interview with the next household on the sample list?
Is the answer 1(.76)(.38)
b). Was it more likely to obtain an interview from a randomly selected household in 1997 or in 2003?
Is the answer to compare 1(.76)(.38) and 1(.69)(.58).

Statistics 
economyst,
a) I belive your answer is the probability of NOT getting an interview. I think the answer is (.76)(.38)
b) adjust accordingly from a)