ABC News Iraq/Impeachment Poll, December 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Clinton, Bill; impeachment; military air strikes; military intervention; public opinion; weapons inspections
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded December 16, 1998, sought respondents' views on the upcoming United States House of Representatives vote on whether to impeach President Bill Clinton, and the United States' launch of air strikes against Iraq earlier in the evening in response to Iraq's refusal to cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors. Those queried were asked for their opinions on the motives behind, the timing of, and the scope of the attack against Iraq. Their views were sought on whether the attack would accomplish Clinton's stated goal of interfering with Iraq's ability to produce nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Additional questions addressed the House of Representatives' decision to delay their impeachment vote due to the current military action in Iraq, and whether Clinton's decision to launch the attack had impacted respondents' views on whether Clinton should be impeached. Background information on respondents includes sex and political party.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998-12
  • Collection date: 1998-12-16
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

    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.

    Produced by Chilton Research Services, Horshan, PA, 1998.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2712 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02712.v1

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