CBS News Call-Back Poll, January 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Clinton, Bill; Clinton, Hillary; Iraq; Lewinsky, Monica; Lewinsky scandal; military intervention; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; social issues; Starr, Kenneth; weapons inspections
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. This survey, fielded January 28, 1998, is a call-back of the January 24-25, 1998 (CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL #5, JANUARY 1998 [ICPSR 2455]), and the January 26, 1998 (CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #6, JANUARY 1998 [ICPSR 2456]), cohorts. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Those queried were also asked whether they believed that Clinton had an affair with Lewinsky and encouraged her to lie about the relationship under oath, and whether they believed Clinton's statement that he did not have "sexual relations" with Lewinsky. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the White House's handling of this situation, the media's handling of the story, the possible presence of a right-wing conspiracy, and whether this scandal would interfere with Clinton's ability to serve as an effective president. An additional question sought respondents' views on the use of the United States Air Force against Iraq, in the event of Iraq's continuing to restrict United Nations weapons inspectors. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, ethnicity, family income, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, employment status, age of children in household, and whether the respondent watched the January 27, 1998, State of the Union address.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2457 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15