CBS News Call-Back Poll, November 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Clinton, Bill; Clinton, Hillary; Gore, Al; Hyde, Henry; impeachment; Lewinsky scandal; political partisanship; public opinion; Starr, Kenneth
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. This survey, fielded November 19, 1998, is a call-back of the November 16-17, 1998, cohort (CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #2, NOVEMBER 1998 [ICPSR 2669]). Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, First Lady Hillary Clinton, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde. Respondents were also asked if they had viewed any of the televised House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry, which began earlier in the day. Those queried were asked for their views on Starr and his testimony, and whether they learned anything new from watching the inquiry. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Democrats and Republicans were capable of working together in a nonpartisan manner during the hearings, whether the inquiry was more about crime or about politics, and what the motives were behind the questioning. Views were also sought on which of the possible outcomes of the impeachment inquiry would be best for the country. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, religion, political party, political orientation, voter participation history, marital status, age of children in household, family income, and computer access.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • 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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2670 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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