ABC News 'Nightline' Kosovo Poll #2, April 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
Clinton Administration (1993-2001); Clinton, Bill; international conflict; Kosovo; military intervention; national interests; public opinion; refugees; war; war casualties
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded April 8, 1999, sought respondents' views on the current situation in Kosovo. Those queried were asked for their opinions on President Bill Clinton's handling of the situation, whether America's vital interests were at stake, and how they viewed the air strikes currently being waged against Serbia by the United States and its European allies. Respondents were asked whether they would support the use of ground troops to end the conflict, how much time they believed should lapse before ground troops were sent, whether the United States was going to get into a ground war in Kosovo, and the impact of the potential loss of American lives on public opinion. Additional questions covered the success to date of the attacks, whether the respondent possessed a good understanding of the situation, why the United States was involved, and who was to blame for the current refugee situation. 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
  • 2770 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02770.v1

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