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ABC News Clinton/Jones Poll, April 1998 (ICPSR 2485)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought respondents' opinions of President Bill Clinton and the federal judge's decision to dismiss the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Clinton violated Jones' civil rights, whether they believed Clinton engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct, and whether Clinton's alleged sexual misconduct was an important issue. Additional questions focused on charges that Clinton may have lied under oath about sexual misconduct and/or encouraged others to lie under oath, and whether independent counsel Kenneth Starr should drop his investigation. Demographic variables include sex and political party.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS CLINTON/JONES POLL, APRIL 1998. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-05-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02485.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02485.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, case dismissal, Clinton, Bill, Jones, Paula, judicial decisions, presidency, public opinion, sexual harassment, special prosecutors, Starr, Kenneth

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



Original ICPSR Release:   1998-08-03

Version History:

  • 2007-05-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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