Lab: People’s Park

STAT 20: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

People’s Park Project

The University wishes to turn a university-owned plot of land called People’s Park into housing.


  • Advocates for the homeless residents living on site
  • Neighbors who don’t want a tall tower built
  • Historical preservationists who want to preserve it for its role in countercultural movement of the ’60s.


  • Advocates for homeless more generally
  • Neighbors who want the blight and crime gone
  • Students who want easier access to housing
  • City of Berkeley who wants more housing built

The Chancellor’s Survey

Chancellor Carol Christ

In fall of 2021, the Chancellor’s Office commissioned a survey of the Berkeley community to gauge opinions on people’s park.

In this lab you will gain access to this survey data.

Part I: Understanding the Context of the Data