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CBS News Monthly Poll, February 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 February 7, 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, the United States Congress, Vice President Al Gore, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Congressman Henry Hyde, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and the Democratic and Republican parties. Those queried were asked who they would like to influence the country over the next two years, and what the nation's priorities should be following the conclusion of the Clinton impeachment trial. Respondents were asked a series of questions regarding the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of Clinton, including whether they were following the trial, their opinion of how the Senate was handling the trial, and whether they thought that the Senate would meet the completion deadline of Friday, February 12, 1999. Views were sought on the February 6, 1999, showing of portions of videotaped depositions of Lewinsky, Presidential confidant Vernon Jordan, and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal as part of the impeachment trial. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Clinton should be found not guilty, found guilty and removed from office, found guilty and not removed from office, or censured for his actions. An additional question asked whether those queried believed that Clinton can still serve as an effective president. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, religion, education, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, age of children in household, and family income.
  • 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
  • 2728 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02728.v2

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

CBS News (1999): CBS News Monthly Poll, February 1999. Version 3. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.