So I'm trying to check internet availability's effect on terrorism. I was just going to run a regression of
Number_of_Attacks ~ %access_of_internet + region(categorical)
To code %access_of_internet, I would code each attack with the proportional access of internet in that country in that year.
From this, I would interpret the coefficient to say that for every change in access to internet, the number of attacks will change by Y. Theoretically, I would make some argument about the strategic value of the internet. If the coefficient is positive, I could say something about how the internet broadens networks of terrorists and facilitates planning. If it is negative, I will say something about how the internet, contrary to popular belief, just makes it easier to catch terrorists due to a data trail.
Is this sound? If not, how would you suggest I fix it to answer the question: "does the internet facilitate terrorism?"