A study of citizens' perceptions of the war on drugs

Melanie C Cook, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine what factors influence citizens' perceptions on the war on drugs. The sample consisted of 99 citizens in the Metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area. The independent variables analyzed were age, race, gender, and education. Spearman's rho was used to determine statistical significance and correlation. The results showed that race had a statistically significant relationship with citizens `perceptions of the war on drugs. The results for the study showed for the primary hypothesis, there was a statistically significant relationship with the variable of race (p=.04). The null hypothesis for race is rejected. There was no statistically significant relationship among the variables of age, gender and education. The null hypothesis for age, gender and education is accepted.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, General|Sociology, Criminology and Penology

Recommended Citation

Melanie C Cook, "A study of citizens' perceptions of the war on drugs" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1547304.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1547304

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