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Resolve the Paradox. The correct answer choice is (C).
The paradox in this stimulus is that regular subscribers to newspapers that cover election issues extensively are no better informed about election issues than subscribers to newspapers that do not regularly cover those issues. How would we resolve this paradox? We need an answer choice that explains why these two different groups of newspaper subscribers have no significant difference in election issue knowledge.
Answer choice (A): This answer choice tells us that fewer people subscribe to the papers that cover election issues in depth than the papers that do not, but this does not explain why there is no difference in election issue knowledge between these two types of newspaper subscribers.
Answer choice (B): This answer choice tells us that newspapers which once provided extensive election issue coverage now provide little coverage, but this does not explain the lack of a difference in the knowledge between the people subscribing to newspapers which currently offer extensive election issue coverage and the people subscribing to newspapers which currently offer little election issue coverage.
Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice. This is the only answer choice which provides a possible reason for why there is no difference in election issue knowledge between these two types of newspaper subscribers by stating that the people who get the newspapers that provide extensive coverage don't actually read those articles. This means that even though the subscribers to the extensive coverage papers have access to more election issue information, they don't actually read much more of it than the people who only subscribe to newspapers with little coverage. Thus, the two groups of newspaper subscribers have roughly the same exposure to election issue coverage and so it makes sense that there would be no significant difference in election issue knowledge between them.
Answer choice (D): This answer choice tells us that a lot of people who feel insufficiently informed don't even subscribe to newspapers. But, again, this does nothing to explain the lack of a difference in knowledge between our two groups of newspaper subscribers.
Answer choice (E): This answer choice tells us that most voters get their information from other sources, but, again, this does not explain the similarity in knowledge between the two groups of newspaper subscribers.