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ABC News Timothy McVeigh Verdict Poll, June 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
capital punishment; McVeigh, Timothy; Oklahoma City bombing; public opinion; terrorism; terrorist attacks; terrorist prosecution; verdicts
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted on June 2, 1997--the day that a jury convicted Timothy McVeigh of planning and planting the bomb that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City in 1995--sought respondents' views on the verdict and on terrorist attacks in the United States. Respondents were asked whether they agreed with the verdict, whether McVeigh should receive the death penalty, and whether they believed that the government had caught everyone responsible. A series of questions addressed concern over terrorist attacks in the United States, including whether the respondent believed that he/she or anyone they knew was a potential victim of terrorism. Background information on respondents includes sex.
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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) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

2007-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2491 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02491.v1

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

ABC News (1998): ABC News Timothy McVeigh Verdict Poll, June 1997. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.