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CBS News Call-Back Poll, February 1999 (ICPSR 2721)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


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. This survey, fielded February 12, 1999, is a call-back of two cohorts: those surveyed January 30 through February 1, 1999 [CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL #3, JANUARY 1999 (ICPSR 2720)], and respondents contacted on February 7, 1999 [CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL, FEBRUARY 1999 (ICPSR 2728)]. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde, and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Respondents were also asked for their views on a variety of issues surrounding the Senate impeachment trial, including how the Senate was handling the trial, if witnesses were necessary, and whether videotaped testimony should be released. Those queried were asked how closely they would follow the trial and which outcome they preferred to resolve the trial. Respondents were also queried about whether the Democrats or Republicans bore the responsibility for partisanship in the proceedings, what the motives behind the impeachment trial were, and how the trial would affect the ability of Congress and the president to work together. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, religion, political party, political orientation, voter participation history, marital status, age of children in household, family income, and computer access.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Call-Back Poll, February 1999. ICPSR02721-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02721.v3

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02721.v3


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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Clinton, Bill, Gore, Al, Hyde, Henry, impeachment, Lewinsky, Monica, Lott, Trent, political issues, political partisanship, presidency, public opinion, social issues

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to 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.

The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.


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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Version History:

  • 2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.
  • 2009-04-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.



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