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Missing Scripps Howard Poll Data (36% of US believes in *IHOP)

Being the Public Policy Researcher that I am, I got into a discussion with my boss one day about the Scripps Howard survey which found 36% of America believing in either LIHOP or MIHOP. The exact question was:

There are also accusations being made following the 9/11 terrorist attack. One of these is:
People in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted to United States to go to war in the Middle East.*

Very likely 16%
Somewhat likely 20%
Not likely 59%
Don't know 5%

*This question had 992 respondents; it was part of a survey posted on on July 6, 2006.


I went to the Scripps Howard News Service online, only to find dead links to all of their data files. I contacted the webmaster and then received the data file from Mr. Guido Stempel himself. It's in SPSS format, so the program to view it with is available here.

You can download the data file here: