This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News
This special topic poll, fielded on September 11, 1998, sought respondents' views on Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's ongoing investigation of President Bill Clinton and the resulting "Starr Report," submitted to the United States Congress on September 10, 1998. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Clinton had done anything illegal regarding the Lewinsky matter. Their opinions were sought on whether the president should resign, be impeached, or be censured if it were proven that he either lied under oath, encouraged former White House intern Monica Lewinsky to lie under oath, or asked aides to lie under oath. Those queried were also asked for their opinions of the Starr Report and the Clinton response to that report, in which the White House argued against impeachment. Respondents were asked whether they believed Starr or Clinton, whether they believed that the Starr Report was fair or politically motivated, and whether this was more a personal matter for Clinton or a public concern. Background information on respondents includes gender and political party affiliation.
These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.
ABC News. ABC News Starr Report Poll #1, September 1998. ICPSR02638-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-24. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02638.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02638.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.
The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis.
This data collection was produced by Chilton Research Services, Radnor, PA.
Sample: Stratified random-digit dialing. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH, Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).
Weight: The data contain a weight variable (WGT) that should be used for analysis
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
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.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-02-25
- 2008-10-24 The weight variable was corrected and SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files and SAS and Stata supplemental files have been added to this data collection. The CASEID variable was created for use with online analysis. Question text has been added to the codebook and the data collection instrument has been taken out of the codebook and made into its own file.
- Citations exports are provided above.
Export Study-level metadata (does not include variable-level metadata)
If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.