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ABC News Mini-Monthly Poll, December 1995 (ICPSR 6687)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought respondents' views on President Bill Clinton's foreign policy goals in Bosnia, specifically on the recent decision to send 20,000 United States troops to Bosnia as part of the global peace-keeping mission, as well as several additional topics. Those queried were asked for their opinions on the use of swear and curse words by adults, teenagers, middle school children, and grade school children, and reasons for using such language. They were also asked to rate the ethics and honesty of politicians, average citizens, doctor, lawyers, and members of Congress. Additional topics covered respondents' experience with lawyers, the United States system of civil laws and lawsuits, the power of prayer for healing, and beliefs regarding whether God does heal. Demographic variables include sex, political party, voter registration, religion, and use of lawyers.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News Mini-Monthly Poll, December 1995. ICPSR06687-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06687.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06687.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attorneys, civil law, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, ethics, foreign policy, lawsuits, peace keeping forces, peace keeping missions, politicians, religious beliefs

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-12

Universe:    Adults 18 years old and older in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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.

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

Produced by Chilton Research Services, Radnor, PA, 1995.


Sample:    Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-05-20

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