The Death Penalty


James Chriss, Cleveland State University

Learning Goals


Using software to access and analyze census data

Identifying independent and dependent variables

Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages


Use quantitative reasoning and analysis to predict which variables affect attitudes toward the death penalty.

Students will learn to read graphs and use data online data manipulation tools

Context for Use

This activity is used in Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity explores a variety of topics that predict attitudes toward the death penalty in the United States.

Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors which affect attitudes towards the death penalty.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses General Social Survey data to guide students through data manipulation and analysis.

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