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ABC News O.J. Simpson Verdict Poll, October 1995 (ICPSR 6678)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict and on the treatment of minorities in the criminal justice system. Those queried were asked for their opinions on the verdict in the Simpson case and whether they believed Simpson was guilty or innocent. Additional topics covered a possible police conspiracy to frame Simpson and whether the outcome of the trial would have been different if Simpson were white. Demographic variables include sex and race.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News O.J. Simpson Verdict Poll, October 1995. ICPSR06678-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    criminal justice system, minorities, murder, police misconduct, public opinion, racial discrimination, Simpson, O.J., trials, verdicts

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-10

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.


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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