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Trend: Americans' Opinions of Cuba

Trend: Americans' Opinions of Cuba

Do you favor or oppose re-establishing U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba?

Apart from their diplomatic relations, do you favor or oppose the United States government ending its trade embargo against Cuba?

Apart from their diplomatic relations, do you favor or oppose the United States government ending its restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba?

As you may know, Fidel Castro has resigned as president of Cuba. As a result, do you think that the situation for people in Cuba will -- [ROTATED: get better, stay the same, (or) get worse]?

Get better

Stay the same

Get worse

No opinion

2008 Feb 21-24

37%

51

6

6

Do you think the United States should -- or should not -- close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba?

Yes, should

No, should not

No opinion

2007 Jul 6-8

33%

53

13

(Asked of those who say the United States should close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba) If the United States DOES NOT close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base, would you be -- very upset, somewhat upset, not too upset, or not at all upset?

(Asked of those who say the United States should not close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba) If the United States DOES close the prison at the Guantanamo Bay military base, would you be -- very upset, somewhat upset, not too upset, or not at all upset?

COMBINED RESPONSES: BASED ON FULL SAMPLE

Should,
upset if
does not

Should,
not upset
if does not

Should not,
not upset
if does

Should not,
upset
if does

No
opinion

2007 Jul 6-8

19%

14

25

28

13

If the U.S. does not re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, would you be -- very upset, somewhat upset, not too upset, or not at all upset?

If the U.S. does re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, would you be -- very upset, somewhat upset, not too upset, or not at all upset?

[COMBINED RESPONSES]

Favor,
upset if
does not

Favor,
not upset
if does not

Oppose,
not upset
if does

Oppose,
upset if
does

No
opinion

2004 Mar 8-11

17%

38

15

22

8

As you may know, President Bush said he would end the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba only if it met several conditions, including holding free and fair elections and moving to a market economy. Which comes closer to your view -- [ROTATED: the US should end its embargo with Cuba only if it meets the conditions Bush set forth, (or) the US should end its embargo with Cuba even if it does not meet the conditions Bush set forth]?

[BASED ON 514 NATIONAL ADULTS IN FORM B]

End embargo only
if meets conditions

End embargo even if
does not meet conditions

No
opinion

2002 May 20-22

63%

27

10

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