Homegrown Radicalization and the Role of Social Networks and Social Inclusiveness in the United States
This project involves a telephone survey of a sample of approximately 1000 Americans, using a survey instrument to be developed by Harwood in partnership with Clark McCauley, followed by an online panel survey. Variables will, for example, seek to gauge a respondent’s perceived level of political and economic deprivation within their community; their level of religiosity, political efficacy; time in America (citizen/ non-resident; 1st/2nd generation etc.) The telephone survey will also in part involve an over-sample in areas of high population density areas to gauge the role social inclusiveness has within the radicalization process. The data from this survey will inform this project, as well as McCauley’s project as well as a project previously funded by the S&T Office of International Programs; (2) social network analyses measuring the level of inclusiveness of networks and its impacts will be conducted, as well as identifying the "nodes" of these social networks.