• Project Title: Finding the Correlational Coefficient Between Support for Political Violence and Disbelief in the Electoral Process

  • BASIS Advisor: Mr. Hirsch

This project will look for the correlation in support for political violence and disbelief in elections in Columbia and Georgetown students. Students are the subjects because they are the future. These are going to be future voters and leaders and political activists so by looking at them now will provide a rough estimate of what later general population studies will see can be determined. By using two schools, one in Washington D.C. and one in New York City the effects on witnessing political violence, the Capital Riot, on the student’s opinions can also be determined. When it comes to both support for political violence and belief in voter fraud, most of the current academic research is rooted in partisanship.