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ABC News ESPN O.J. Simpson Interview Poll, January 1998

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; celebrities; homicide; public opinion; Simpson, O.J.
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' views on O.J. Simpson, especially his comments during a recent interview with Esquire magazine, in which Simpson was quoted as saying, "Let's say I committed this crime. Even if I did do this, it would have been because I loved her very much, right?" Respondents were asked whether they believed that Simpson killed his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, whether Simpson should be removed from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and whether news shows should have him as an interview guest. The results of the poll were announced on the ESPN sports network. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, and ethnicity.
  • 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. (3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

2006-11-28 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
  • 2507 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1998): ABC News ESPN O.J. Simpson Interview Poll, January 1998. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.