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ABC News Iraq/Impeachment Poll, December 1998 (ICPSR 2712)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


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.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News Iraq/Impeachment Poll, December 1998. ICPSR02712-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02712.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02712.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton, Bill, impeachment, military air strikes, military intervention, public opinion, weapons inspections

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1998-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1998-12-16

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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.



Original ICPSR Release:   1999-06-23


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