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Study Report

Study Number: LA-115-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News "Nightline" Haiti 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: 6291

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 President Bill Clinton's handling of foreign affairs, the situation in Somalia, and the situation in Haiti. Specifically, they were queried as to whether Clinton had a clear policy on the situations in Somalia and Haiti and whether United States vital interests were at stake in either country. Questions covered whether the United States has the responsibility to take the leading role in world affairs, whether the United States should send United States troops to participate in United Nations peace-keeping efforts around the world, and whether those troops should be placed under United Nations command. Other questions focused on whether Clinton had consulted Congress enough regarding sending United States troops to participate in United Nations missions and whether Congress should have the power to prevent a president from sending troops to participate in such missions. Those queried were also asked whether they agreed with the United States oil embargo on Haiti and whether they supported sending United States troops to Haiti if democracy was not restored. 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, sex, age, race, income, and education.

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