Thinking about your future and that of your family, do you feel optimistic or pessimistic?

73%

Of Cubans feel optimistic about their and their family’s future

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Optimistic Pessimistic No answer
Optimistic
Pessimistic
all 73% 20% 7%
73%
20%
age 18-34 76% 20% 5%
76%
20%
35-49 73% 20% 7%
73%
20%
50-64 66% 24% 10%
66%
24%
10%
65+ 71% 15% 14%
71%
15%
14%
gender Men 73% 21% 6%
73%
21%
Women 72% 19% 9%
72%
19%
9%

Cubans abroad

Would you like to leave and go live in another country?

55%

More than half of Cubans want to leave and live in another country

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Yes No No answer
Yes
No
No answer
all 55% 37% 8%
55%
37%
8%
age 18-34 69% 25% 5%
69%
25%
35-49 54% 36% 10%
54%
36%
10%
50-64 34% 60% 6%
34%
60%
65+ 40% 43% 17%
40%
43%
17%
gender Men 55% 37% 8%
55%
37%
8%
Women 54% 38% 8%
54%
38%
8%

To which country?

*Among those who would like to leave

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United States European countries Canada Brazil Russia Others
United States
European countries
Others
all 52% 22% 6% 2% 2% 15%
52%
22%
15%
age 18-34 51% 23% 7% 1% 2% 16%
51%
23%
16%
35-49 60% 20% 6% 2% 2% 14%
60%
20%
14%
50-64 48% 24% 5% 3% 3% 16%
48%
24%
16%
65+ 34% 25% 4% 13% 9% 16%
34%
25%
13%
9%
16%
gender Men 59% 16% 6% 2% 3% 13%
59%
16%
13%
Women 44% 27% 6% 3% 2% 18%
44%
27%
18%

Would you like to start your own business?

7 out of 10 Cubans want to start their own business

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Yes No No Opinion
Yes
No
all 70% 23% 7%
70%
23%
age 18-34 75% 21% 5%
75%
21%
35-49 77% 16% 6%
77%
16%
50-64 66% 28% 6%
66%
28%
65+ 39% 41% 20%
39%
41%
20%
gender Men 74% 20% 6%
74%
20%
Women 65% 26% 9%
65%
26%
9%

How satisfied are Cubans with their...

How satisfied are you with the Economic System in Cuba?

Younger Cubans are most dissatisfied with the economic system

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Satisfied Dissatisfied No opinion
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
all 19% 79% 2%
19%
79%
age 18-34 15% 83% 1%
15%
83%
35-49 18% 80% 2%
18%
80%
50-64 24% 76% 0%
24%
76%
65+ 32% 62% 5%
32%
62%
gender Men 18% 79% 2%
18%
79%
Women 20% 78% 2%
20%
78%

How satisfied are you with the Political System in Cuba?

Cubans over age 50 are more satisfied with the political system

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Satisfied Dissatisfied No opinion
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
No opinion
all 39% 53% 8%
39%
53%
8%
age 18-34 33% 61% 6%
33%
61%
35-49 38% 55% 7%
38%
55%
50-64 47% 42% 10%
47%
42%
10%
65+ 42% 36% 22%
42%
36%
22%
gender Men 35% 55% 9%
35%
55%
9%
Women 42% 49% 9%
42%
49%
9%

How satisfied are you with the Health Care System in Cuba?

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Satisfied Dissatisfied No opinion
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
all 68% 32% 0%
68%
32%
age 18-34 67% 32% 0%
67%
32%
35-49 67% 32% 0%
67%
32%
50-64 73% 27% 0%
73%
27%
65+ 61% 37% 1%
61%
37%
gender Men 66% 33% 0%
66%
33%
Women 71% 29% 0%
71%
29%

How satisfied are you with the Education System in Cuba?

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Satisfied Dissatisfied No opinion
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
all 72% 28% 1%
72%
28%
age 18-34 70% 30% 0%
70%
30%
35-49 69% 30% 1%
69%
30%
50-64 77% 24% 0%
77%
24%
65+ 70% 28% 1%
70%
28%
gender Men 68% 32% 1%
68%
32%
Women 75% 25% 0%
75%
25%

What Cubans didn't answer

Percentage of people who did not answer the following questions.

20%

Do you think Cuba should have more political parties or is one political party enough?

21%

Is U.S. a friend or not a friend of Cuba?

23%

Independent of your religious preference, do you have a positive or a negative opinion of the Catholic Church in Cuba?

34%

Do you think that Cuban exiles will return to Cuba in order to reclaim the properties that they lost when they left the island?

Do you think Cuba should have more political parties or is one political party enough?

1 of 5 Cubans did not answer if they thought Cuba should have more political parties

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Should have more parties One party is enough No opinion
Should have more parties
One party is enough
No opinion
all 52% 28% 20%
52%
28%
20%
age 18-34 64% 21% 15%
64%
21%
15%
35-49 53% 26% 21%
53%
26%
21%
50-64 43% 36% 20%
43%
36%
20%
65+ 27% 40% 33%
27%
40%
33%
gender Men 54% 26% 20%
54%
26%
20%
Women 50% 29% 20%
50%
29%
20%

How would you rate the Communisty Party of Cuba?

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Positive Negative No opinion
Positive
Negative
No opinion
all 32% 58% 10%
32%
58%
10%
age 18-34 27% 68% 5%
27%
68%
35-49 29% 61% 9%
29%
61%
9%
50-64 44% 47% 10%
44%
47%
10%
65+ 41% 36% 22%
41%
36%
22%
gender Men 29% 60% 9%
29%
60%
9%
Women 36% 55% 9%
36%
55%
9%

Do you always express yourself freely in public or do you feel that you have to be careful about what you say?

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Express freely in public Have to be careful No opinion
Express freely in public
Have to be careful
all 19% 75% 6%
19%
75%
age 18-34 14% 83% 3%
14%
83%
35-49 17% 77% 6%
17%
77%
50-64 24% 67% 9%
24%
67%
9%
65+ 30% 58% 12%
30%
58%
12%
gender Men 22% 73% 5%
22%
73%
Women 16% 77% 7%
16%
77%

The Cuban age gap

Cubans who think there should be more political parties

Cubans who want to leave and live in another country

Cubans with a negative opinion about Raul Castro

Cubans who think the United States is a friend to Cuba

Do you think that the normalization of the relationship between Cuba and the United States is good for Cuba, bad for Cuba, or do you think that it is not of importance for Cuba?

Nearly all Cubans agree that the normalization with the U.S. is good for Cuba

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Good for Cuba Bad for Cuba Not important for Cuba No opinion
Good for Cuba
all 97% 1% 0% 2%
97%
age 18-34 99% 0% 0% 1%
99%
35-49 97% 1% 0% 1%
97%
50-64 95% 1% 0% 4%
95%
65+ 93% 1% 0% 6%
93%
gender Men 97% 1% 0% 2%
97%
Women 97% 1% 0% 2%
97%

In your opinion, do you think the announcement favors Cuba more, favors the United States more, or favors both equally?

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Favors Cuba more Favors the United States more Favors both equally No opinion
Favors Cuba more
Favors both equally
all 58% 5% 33% 4%
58%
33%
age 18-34 66% 3% 29% 2%
66%
29%
35-49 59% 6% 31% 4%
59%
31%
50-64 52% 5% 37% 5%
52%
37%
65+ 38% 9% 45% 8%
38%
9%
45%
8%
gender Men 57% 6% 33% 4%
57%
33%
Women 59% 4% 34% 3%
59%
34%

Do you think this new relationship with the United States will change the economic system that exists today in Cuba or do you think the economic system will remain the same?

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Will change the economic system Economic system will remain the same No opinion
Will change the economic system
Economic system will remain the same
all 64% 30% 6%
64%
30%
age 18-34 69% 27% 5%
69%
27%
35-49 65% 28% 7%
65%
28%
50-64 57% 36% 7%
57%
36%
65+ 56% 38% 6%
56%
38%
gender Men 63% 30% 7%
63%
30%
Women 65% 31% 5%
65%
31%

Do you think this new relationship with the United States will change the political system that exists in Cuba today or do you think the political system will remain the same?

Most Cubans think the economic system will change (64%), but the political system will remain the same (54%).

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Will change the political system Political system will remain the same No opinion
Will change the political system
Political system will remain the same
No opinion
all 37% 54% 9%
37%
54%
9%
age 18-34 37% 54% 9%
37%
54%
9%
35-49 36% 54% 10%
36%
54%
10%
50-64 37% 54% 9%
37%
54%
9%
65+ 42% 52% 6%
42%
52%
gender Men 36% 55% 9%
36%
55%
9%
Women 39% 53% 9%
39%
53%
9%

Do you think that in this normalization of relations with the United States, the Cuban government would be willing to allow other political parties to exist in Cuba?

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Yes No No opinion
Yes
No
No opinion
all 19% 62% 19%
19%
62%
19%
age 18-34 21% 64% 15%
21%
64%
15%
35-49 17% 63% 20%
17%
63%
20%
50-64 17% 63% 20%
17%
63%
20%
65+ 22% 50% 28%
22%
50%
28%
gender Men 21% 61% 19%
21%
61%
19%
Women 18% 63% 20%
18%
63%
20%

Do you think the embargo between the United States and Cuba should continue or should it be eliminated?

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Should continue Should be eliminated No opinion
Should be eliminated
all 3% 96% 1%
96%
age 18-34 4% 96% 0%
96%
35-49 3% 97% 0%
97%
50-64 3% 96% 1%
96%
65+ 2% 96% 2%
96%
gender Men 4% 95% 1%
95%
Women 2% 97% 1%
97%

How Cubans rate leaders

Percentage of people with a positive opinion of each leader.

Do you think President Barack Obama should visit Cuba?

89%

of Cubans think Obama should visit Cuba

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Yes No No opinion
Yes
all 89% 5% 6%
89%
age 18-34 93% 4% 3%
93%
35-49 89% 4% 6%
89%
50-64 86% 5% 9%
86%
9%
65+ 77% 10% 13%
77%
10%
13%
gender Men 90% 5% 5%
90%
Women 88% 5% 8%
88%
8%

Do you think Comandante Raul Castro should visit the United States?

83%

of Cubans think Raul Castro should visit U.S.

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Yes No No opinion
Yes
No
all 83% 10% 7%
83%
10%
age 18-34 87% 9% 4%
87%
9%
35-49 83% 9% 8%
83%
9%
8%
50-64 79% 12% 9%
79%
12%
9%
65+ 72% 14% 14%
72%
14%
14%
gender Men 82% 12% 5%
82%
12%
Women 83% 8% 9%
83%
8%
9%

Do you think that Cuban exiles will return to Cuba in order to reclaim the properties that they lost when they left the island?

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Yes No No opinion
Yes
No
No opinion
all 24% 42% 34%
24%
42%
34%
age 18-34 28% 43% 29%
28%
43%
29%
35-49 25% 42% 34%
25%
42%
34%
50-64 18% 42% 40%
18%
42%
40%
65+ 20% 40% 40%
20%
40%
40%
gender Men 24% 43% 33%
24%
43%
33%
Women 24% 41% 35%
24%
41%
35%

Do you have a positive or negative opinion of Barack Obama?

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Positive Negative No opinion
Positive
Negative
all 80% 17% 3%
80%
17%
age 18-34 83% 14% 3%
83%
14%
35-49 83% 15% 2%
83%
15%
50-64 75% 21% 4%
75%
21%
65+ 75% 23% 2%
75%
23%
gender Men 81% 16% 2%
81%
16%
Women 80% 17% 4%
80%
17%

Do you have a positive or negative opinion of Raul Castro?

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Positive Negative No opinion
Positive
Negative
all 47% 48% 5%
47%
48%
age 18-34 43% 53% 4%
43%
53%
35-49 46% 50% 4%
46%
50%
50-64 51% 43% 6%
51%
43%
65+ 55% 34% 12%
55%
34%
12%
gender Men 44% 50% 6%
44%
50%
Women 50% 46% 5%
50%
46%

Do you have a positive or negative opinion of Fidel Castro?

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Positive Negative No opinion
Positive
Negative
all 44% 50% 6%
44%
50%
age 18-34 41% 54% 5%
41%
54%
35-49 42% 52% 5%
42%
52%
50-64 51% 42% 7%
51%
42%
65+ 44% 43% 13%
44%
43%
13%
gender Men 40% 53% 7%
40%
53%
Women 48% 46% 6%
48%
46%

Do you think the United States is a friend or not a friend to Cuba?

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Friend of Cuba Not a friend of Cuba Neither No opinion
Friend of Cuba
Not a friend of Cuba
Neither
No opinion
all 53% 10% 16% 21%
53%
10%
16%
21%
age 18-34 62% 3% 16% 19%
62%
16%
19%
35-49 53% 9% 16% 21%
53%
9%
16%
21%
50-64 46% 16% 15% 23%
46%
16%
15%
23%
65+ 31% 21% 23% 25%
31%
21%
23%
25%
gender Men 51% 10% 18% 21%
51%
10%
18%
21%
Women 54% 10% 15% 21%
54%
10%
15%
21%