Sunday, February 12, 2012

691. On the Fiftieth Anniversary of U.S. Embargo, Most Americans Want to Normalize Relations With Cuba

By Angus Reid Public Opinion, February 6, 2012

New York. People in the United States are ready to change their country’s interaction with Cuba, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative national sample of 1,008 American adults, three-in-five respondents (62%) agree with the U.S. re- establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, while one-in-four (23%) disagree.

Majorities of Independents (67%), Democrats (64%) and Republicans (56%) agree with re- instituting to bilateral ties.

In March 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama eased travel restrictions to Cuba, and allowed U.S. citizens to travel to the island for religious and cultural reasons. Most Americans (57%) believe it is time to lift the travel ban that prevents most Americans from visiting the island.

Half of Americans (51%) would lift the trade embargo with Cuba that has been in place since the 1960s, while three-in-ten (29%) disagree. Most Democrats (53%) and Independents (55%) support ending the embargo, but Republicans are not as convinced (46%).

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Mario Canseco, Vice President, Angus Reid Public Opinion, 877-730-3570,

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