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ABC News Clinton/Jones Poll, April 1998

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1998-08-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; case dismissal; Clinton, Bill; Jones, Paula; judicial decisions; presidency; public opinion; sexual harassment; special prosecutors; Starr, Kenneth
Description
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' opinions of President Bill Clinton and the federal judge's decision to dismiss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Clinton violated Jones' civil rights, whether they believed Clinton engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct, and whether Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct was an important issue. Additional questions focused on charges that Clinton may have lied under oath about sexual misconduct and/or encouraged others to lie under oath, and whether independent counsel Kenneth Starr should drop his investigation. Demographic variables include sex and political party.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • 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.(3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

Note
2007-05-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2485 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1998): ABC News Clinton/Jones Poll, April 1998. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02485.v1