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Study Report

Study Number: LA-149-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1997

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News "Nightline" Newt Gingrich and ethics poll, Janurary 1997.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 2172

Date Accessioned: 8/30/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 8/15/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable PDF codebook file.

Abstract: 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.

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