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Growing Numbers of U.S. Citizens Favor Freedom to Travel for ALL

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Cuba Business Bureau/Insider Advantage Poll
*Conducted April 15, 2010 – Nationwide

Q: Should the U.S. re-establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba?

  • Support full relations – 58%
  • Oppose full relations – 33%
  • No opinion – 9%

Q: Should the U.S. allow all U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba?

  • Allow travel to Cuba: 61%
  • Prohibit travel to Cuba: 25%
  • No opinion: 14%

Q: Should the U.S. allow American companies to do business in Cuba?

  • Allow business: 57%
  • Prohibit business: 30%
  • No opinion: 13%

BBC World News America/Harris Poll
*Conducted January 13-15, 2010 – Nationwide

Adults surveyed who would like to visit Cuba:

  • 38% overall
  • 30% 55 and older
  • 39% between 45 and 54
  • 46% between 35 and 44
  • 43% between 18 and 34

Other survey findings:

  • 75% say the relationship with Cuba is important.
  • 57% say there are missed opportunities for U.S. business

Orbitz.com/Ipsos Poll
*Conducted April 23-27, 2009  – Nationwide

  • 67% of Americans would support a policy that allows all Americans to travel to Cuba.
  • 72% agree that expanding travel and tourism from the U.S. to Cuba would have a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of the Cuban people.
  • 32% of Americans strongly support such a policy that would allow all Americans to travel to Cuba.
  • 23% say that they would oppose lifting these restrictions for Americans traveling to Cuba (only 13% would strongly oppose it).

Washington Post/ABC News Poll
*Conducted April 21 – 24, 2009  – Nationwide

Q: Do you think the U.S. Government should or should not end its travel restrictions, and allow U.S. citizens to visit Cuba and Cubans to visit the United States?

  • Should – 55%
  • Should not – 40%
  • No Opinion – 5%

Gallup Poll
*Conducted April 20-21, 2009 – Nationwide

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

  • Favor lifting travel ban – 64%
  • Oppose lifting travel ban – 27%
  • No opinion – 9%

Bendixen Poll
*Conducted April 14-16, 2009 – Cuban-Americans only

Q: Do you favor or oppose all American citizens being able to travel to Cuba?

  • 67% favor
  • 29% oppose

CNN/Opinion Research Poll
*Conducted April 3-5, 2009 – Nationwide

  • 64 percent thought the U.S. government should allow citizens to travel to Cuba.
  • 71 percent of those polled said that the U.S. should reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, while 27 percent opposed such a move.

World Public Opinion (WPO) Poll
*Conducted March 25 – April 6, 2009 – Nationwide 

Q: Do you think, in general, American’s:

  • Should be free to visit Cuba. –  70%
  • Republicans – 62%
  • Democrats – 77%
  • Independents – 66%
  • Should continue to be prohibited from visiting Cuba – 28%
  • Republicans – 37%
  • Democrats – 20%
  • Independents – 32%
  • Refused/Don’t know – 2%

Q: If there is increasing travel and trade between Cuba and the United States, do you think it is more likely that:

  • This will strengthen the communist regime in Cuba – 26%
  • Republicans – 38%
  • Democrats – 16%
  • Independents – 28%
  • This will lead Cuba in a more open and democratic direction – 71%
  • Republicans – 59%
  • Democrats – 80%
  • Independents – 69%
  • Refused/Don’t know – 3%