Estimating p

This sample proportion is written as p̂, pronounced p-hat.

It’s calculated in the same way, except you use data from a sample: just divide the total number of items in the sample by the number of items you’re interested in.

Example question: In a survey of 3121 people, 412 are under-vaccinated.

## What is the proportion in statistics?

A proportion refers to the fraction of the total that possesses a certain attribute. For example, suppose we have a sample of four pets – a bird, a fish, a dog, and a cat. Therefore, the proportion of pets with four legs is 2/4 or 0.50.

## How do you calculate proportion?

Math in Daily Life : How to Calculate Proportions –

## How do you find the real proportion in statistics?

The proportion of something is the number of observations that meet a certain criterion, divided by the total number of observations. For example, the proportion of males in the population of Americans is the number of American males divided by the number of Americans.