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ABC News "Nightline" State of the Union 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
Clinton, Bill; leadership; Lewinsky scandal; public approval; public confidence; public opinion; State of the Union Address; trust
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the January 28, 1998, State of the Union Address delivered by President Bill Clinton. Those queried were asked whether they approved of Clinton's message and whether they believed that Clinton possessed the honesty and integrity to serve as president. Respondents were also asked whether they believed the allegations of an affair between Clinton and 21-year old former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, how the allegations would impact Clinton's presidency, whether they believed that Clinton would be able to accomplish most of the proposals that he set forth in the State of the Union Address, and whether there was a right wing conspiracy working against Clinton. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes political party 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. (3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

2006-11-13 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
  • 2509 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1998): ABC News "Nightline" State of the Union Poll, January 1998. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.