2016 FIU Cuba Poll

The 2016 FIU Cuba Poll is the first one conducted following the historic reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba announced on December 17, 2014. The events following the D17 announcements have had a great impact on the way Cuban-Americans view relations between the United States and Cuba. This year’s poll reveals a major shift towards a more pro-engagement attitude among Cuban-American residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida. That shift in the public opinion is driven primarily by demographic changes within the community, particularly based on year of arrival to the United States, as well age and place of birth. More recent arrivals and second-generation Cuban-Americans are more likely than earlier and older exiles to oppose the continuation of the embargo and support unrestricted travel to Cuba.