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This research applies Emile Durkheim's Anomie Theory to civic participation based on suicide, marriage, and divorce rates, Kiwanis Club participation, and income. The hypothesis tested is that voting would increase in states where common values and traditions are apparent and voting would decrease where common norms are less apparent. The goal of this research is to find the reasons behind voting rate variations.


This poster was presented as part of the Philosophy and Methods of Political Science course (PSCI 2023) taught by Dr. Doug Reed.



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