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ABC News "Nightline" Smoking Poll, June 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; federal regulations; government regulation; lawsuits; public opinion; smoking; tobacco products
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the role of the United States government in the regulation of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Respondents were asked whether they favored or opposed an increased role for government in reducing cigarette smoking in the United States. Those queried were also asked whether they supported the proposed blanket settlement between tobacco companies and the states that were suing them that would protect tobacco companies from all future lawsuits. In addition, respondents were asked to give their opinions on the role of the Clinton adminstration in the tobacco settlement talks, federal regulation of the use of nicotine in cigarettes, and whether it should be illegal for adults to purchase cigarettes. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes age and sex.
  • Table of Contents


    • 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.

2006-11-10 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2496 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1998): ABC News "Nightline" Smoking Poll, June 1997. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.