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Study Report

Study Number: LA-113-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News "Nightline" Clinton Somalia poll, October, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6290

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: For this special topic poll, respondents were asked whether they approved of the way President Bill Clinton was handling the situation in Somalia, his decision to send 5,000 additional troops, and his decision to set a March 31 withdrawal deadline. They were also asked whether the United States troop withdrawal should be unconditional or conditional based on factors such as the possibility of an interruption in food distribution and another famine in Somalia. Other questions covered whether the United States should respond with a major military attack against warlord Mohammed Aideed's forces if American soldiers could not be freed through negotiations, and whether those American prisoners should be exchanged for the more than two dozen of Aideed's forces being held by the United Nations. The results of this poll were announced on the ABC television show ''Nightline'' the day the poll was taken. Demographic background variables include political orientation and sex.

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