CBS News Monthly Poll #2, January 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded January 10-15 and January 19, 1999, 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. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton and to comment on whether they would watch the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 19, and whether Clinton would be able to achieve his policy goals for the following year. Additional questions focused on whether Clinton's actions with respect to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky warranted removal from office, whether Clinton should be censured or impeached, and whether the impeachment trial would affect the country in a negative way. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions of Vice President Al Gore, United States Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Illinois Congressman Henry Hyde, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, and the Republican and Democratic parties. Those queried were asked if they trusted the government in Washington, DC, whether Congress would accomplish more or less in the next two years, whether they were following the impeachment trial, whether they approved of the Senate's handling of the trial, and whether there should be a full trial with witnesses and testimony. Views were also sought on whether the Senate could act in a nonpartisan way, whether the Senate was handling the impeachment trial better than the House of Representatives, whether the Senate spent too much time bickering, and whether the Senate paid attention to the opinions of the American people. 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.
  • Methods

    ICPSR 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..
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    • DS1: Dataset
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.

    The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.

2009-07-28 Minor edits were made to the frequency file cover.2009-07-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2718 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02718.v2

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