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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, July 1998 (ICPSR 2602)

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Summary:

This poll 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 his handling of the presidency, the economy, and foreign policy, as well as their views of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and Lewinsky's former Pentagon colleague Linda Tripp. Respondents' opinions were also sought on the investigation into an alleged affair between Clinton and Lewinsky, and in particular the subpoena of Clinton to testify before a grand jury. Topics covered the importance of this matter to the nation, whether this was a public or private matter, the cooperation of Clinton, the granting of immunity to Lewinsky in exchange for testimony, whether Lewinsky would be a credible witness, and media coverage of the situation. An additional question sought respondents' views on security at the United States Capitol in light of the July 24, 1998, shooting there. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, marital status, education, family income, and age of children in household.

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    (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. Where appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted into 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.

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Citation

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, July 1998 . ICPSR02602-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-04. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02602.v2

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Data Collection Notes:

(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. Where appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted into 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.

Methodology

Extent of Processing:  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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  • 2010-06-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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