CBS News Call-back Poll, February 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Albright, Madeleine; Clinton, Bill; diplomacy; electronic surveillance; foreign policy; Hussein, Saddam; international alliances; Lewinsky scandal; Lewinsky, Monica; military air strikes; military intervention; political attitudes; public opinion; Starr, Kenneth
  • 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. Respondents to this survey were recontacted after participating in CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #2, FEBRUARY 1998 (ICPSR 2459). Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton and his handling of the situation with Iraq, as well as their views of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. A series of questions focused on the potential use of the United States Air Force to bomb Iraq if Saddam Hussein refused to comply with United Nations regulations. Other topics covered British support of, and French and Russian opposition to, the proposed air strikes, whether more time should be given to the diplomatic efforts of the United Nations, and whether controlling Hussein was worth the loss of American lives should a ground war result. Regarding the Starr investigation into the alleged affair between former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton, respondents were asked whether they believed that an affair took place, whether the investigation had truly been impartial, whether the public really needed to know anything about the scandal, and whether an individual is ever justified in secretly tape-recording a conversation. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, marital status, education, family income, voter registration and participation history, and age of children in the household.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998-02
  • Collection date: 1998-02
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • 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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2460 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02460.v1

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