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ABC News Jury Charge Poll, September 1995 (ICPSR 6674)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the O.J. Simpson murder trial and on the treatment of minorities in the criminal justice system. Those queried were asked for their opinions on the fairness of the Simpson trial, the innocence or guilt of Simpson, media coverage of the Simpson case, and whether there was a police conspiracy to frame Simpson. Respondents were asked whether they believed that Detective Mark Furhman found the bloody glove as he testified. Demographic variables include sex and race.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News Jury Charge Poll, September 1995. ICPSR06674-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-14.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    celebrities, criminal justice system, criminial investigations, juries, media coverage, minorities, murder, police misconduct, racial discrimination, Simpson, O. J., trials

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-09

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

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) 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:   1998-08-24

Version History:

  • 2006-11-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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