# The Bureau of Transportation Statistics Omnibus Household Survey is conducted annually and serves as an information source for the U.S. Department of

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics Omnibus Household Survey is conducted annually and serves as an information source for the U.S. Department of Transportation. In one part of the survey the person being interviewed was asked to respond to the following statement: "Drivers of motor vehicles should be allowed to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving." Possible responses were strongly agree, some what agree, some what disagree, and strongly disagree. Forty-four respondents said that they strongly agree with this statement, 120 said that they some what agree, 165 said they some what disagree, and 755 said they strongly disagree with this statement.
Do the responses for this statement provide categorical or quantitative data?

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In a survey, the possible responses for "Drivers of motor vehicles should be allowed to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving" are strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, and strongly disagree. The number of the respondents who say strongly agree is 44, somewhat agree is 120, somewhat disagree is 165, and strongly disagree is 755.
Categorical variable:
Labels or names that are used for recognizing an attribute of each element is called the categorical data. That is, the data can be grouped under specific categories. Hence, a variable with the categorical data is called categorical variable.
Quantitative variable:
The data that take up numerical values or counting values are called quantitative data. A variable with quantitative data is called the quantitative variable.
In a survey, the possible responses strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, and strongly disagree. That is, the responses are categorized in any one of the four categories.
Thus, the data are categorical.