ABC News Lewinsky/Starr Poll, September 1998
- ABC News
- Archival Version (Subtitle)
- ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
AbstractThis special topic poll, conducted September 9, 1998, sought respondents' views on the presidency and the ongoing investigation by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr into President Bill Clinton's statements under oath regarding his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Respondents were asked for their opinions on Clinton's trustworthiness, his ability to handle the nation's business, and his personal lifestyle, and whether they believed that Clinton did anything illegal in connection with the Lewinsky matter. Respondents were also asked about what they thought would be an appropriate resolution to the matter if it were determined that Clinton had had an affair and lied about it under oath, or if he had had an affair and encouraged Lewinsky to lie about it under oath. Possible resolutions to the matter included Clinton's resignation, impeachment by Congress, and a censure or official reprimand by Congress. Respondents were asked whether they believed that this scandal had damaged Clinton's ability to serve effectively as president. In addition, a series of questions addressed the motivation, handling, and future of the Starr investigation. A final question asked respondents whether they believed that Clinton's personal behavior was separate from his political behavior. Demographic information includes sex and political party affiliation.
MethodsThe data contain a weight variable (WGT) that should be used for analysis.
MethodsICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
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- DS1: ABC News Lewinsky/Starr Poll, September 1998, Dataset 0001
Time period: 1998-09
Collection date: 1998-09-09
The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.
The data and documentation for this study were acquired from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis.
This data collection was produced by Chilton Research Services, Radnor, PA.
- 2636 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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