ABC News 'Nightline' Kosovo Poll #2, March 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assisted suicide; bombings; Clinton, Bill; convictions (law); Kervorkian, Jack; Kosovo; military air strikes; military intervention; national interests; presidential performance; public opinion; Serbia; war casualties; war deaths
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded March 26, 1999, sought respondents' views on United States involvement in the Serbian region of Kosovo and the air strikes, launched March 24, 1999, by the United States and its European allies, against Serbia. Those queried were asked whether they possessed a sound understanding of the conflict, whether President Bill Clinton had handled the situation appropriately, and whether America's vital interests were at stake in Kosovo. Respondents were asked whether they supported the air strikes against Serbia, whether they believed reports that the bombing had actually increased the attacks on Kosovar civilians by the Serbian forces, and whether peace in Kosovo was worth the loss of American soldiers' lives. An additional question addressed the March 26, 1999, conviction of Dr. Jack Kevorkian of second-degree murder, for causing the death of a terminally ill patient who asked for his assistance. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes sex and political party.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) 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. (3) 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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2768 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02768.v1

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