ABC News "Nightline" Newt Gingrich and Ethics Poll, January 1997 (ICPSR 2172)

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This special topic poll sought respondents' views on Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, his honesty, and the ethics of politicians. Respondents were asked for their opinion on Gingrich's admission to giving inaccurate information to the House Ethics Committee regarding political fundraising activities, the $300,000 fine that Gingrich received as punishment, and Gingrich's reelection as Speaker of the House. Additional topics covered the role of news organizations in the ethics investigation, politicians and ethics, whether Gingrich was a victim of a double standard, whether Gingrich or his lawyer was to blame for the wrong-doing, and whether Gingrich was punished because he was a conservative Republican. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Demographic variables include political party and sex.

ABC News. ABC News “Nightline” Newt Gingrich and Ethics Poll, January 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02172.v1

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • ABC News. ABC NEWS "NIGHTLINE" NEWT GINGRICH AND ETHICS POLL, JANUARY 1997. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02172.v1

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