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ABC News Kosovo Poll #1, April 1999 (ICPSR 2769)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll, fielded April 4-5, 1999, sought respondents' views on the current situation in Serbia, especially United States involvement in the air strikes and the protection of the Albanian refugees. Those queried were asked for their opinions on President Bill Clinton's handling of the situation, whether American's vital interests were at stake, whether they supported the air strikes against Serbia, and what the goals of the United States and its European allies were in the region. Respondents were asked to assess the success of the air strikes and to consider additional possible courses of action, including the utilization of ground troops to end the conflict in Kosovo, the deployment of ground troops to protect returning ethnic Albanian refugees once peace was attained, and the use of combat helicopters to attack Serbian forces. Additional questions covered the potential loss of American soldiers' lives, whether enough was being done to aid the ethnic Albanian refugees, the use of troops to remove Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic from power, and whether Milosevic should be tried for war crimes. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, and political party.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS KOSOVO POLL #1, APRIL 1999. ICPSR version. Horsham, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02769.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02769.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton, Bill, international alliances, international conflict, Kosovo, military air strikes, military intervention, Milosevic, Slobodan, public opinion, refugees, Serbia

Geographic Coverage:    United States

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Original ICPSR Release:   1999-08-20


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