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2007 FIU Cuba Poll: Tabulation of Questions

Executive Summary

Comparisons among FIU Cuba Polls 1991-2007

Comparisons among waves of arrival from Cuba

Comparisons by whether or not registered to vote

Note on reading frequency tables below





Waves of emigration from Cuba


Waves of emigration from Cuba



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 before 1959 21 2.1 2.1 2.1
2 1959-1964 115 11.5 11.5 13.5
3 1965-1973 133 13.3 13.3 26.8
4 1974-1984 133 13.3 13.3 40.1
5 1985-1994 149 14.9 14.9 55.1
6 1995-2007 292 29.2 29.2 84.2
7 US BORN 158 15.8 15.8 100.0
Total 1000 100.0 100.0





When political changes in Cuba


Over the past few years, people have been talking about the possibility of political changes in Cuba. When do you think that major political changes are likely to occur in Cuba? Would you say within one year, in two to five years, in six to ten years, over ten years, or never?

Durante los últimos cinco años se ha hablado sobre la posibilidad de cambios políticos en Cuba. Cuándo cree usted que es probable que ocurran esos cambios políticos en Cuba? Diría usted que dentro del año, de dos a cinco años de seis a diez años, más de diez años, o nunca?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 WITHIN ONE YEAR 143 14.3 17.0 17.0
2 IN TWO TO FIVE YEARS 385 38.5 45.9 62.9
3 IN SIX TO TEN YEARS 98 9.8 11.7 74.6
4 OVER TEN YEARS 85 8.5 10.2 84.8
5 NEVER 112 11.2 13.4 98.2
7 DON'T CARE/DON'T WANT TO RESPOND 15 1.5 1.8 100.0
Total 838 83.8 100.0
Missing 6 DON'T KNOW 162 16.2

Total 1000 100.0






Allow companies to sell medicine to Cuba


[IF ON THESE QUESTIONS YOU GET THE RESPONSE "NOT AS LONG AS RAUL (OR FIDEL) CASTRO ARE IN POWER" SAY: This question is about Cuba as it is today. Do you favor or oppose...] Over the years, the United States government has often supported different policies toward Cuba. I am going to read you some of the different policies that have been proposed and I would like you to tell me whether you favor or oppose these policies. First, allow companies to sell medicine to Cuba, do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?

Durante años, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha apoyado a menudo políticas hacia Cuba. Voy a leerle algunas de las diferentes políticas que se han propuesto, y me gustaría que usted me dijera si está a favor o en contra de ellas. Permitir que las compañías vendan medicinas a Cuba, está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra, o fuertemente en contra?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 535 53.5 55.9 55.9
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 151 15.1 15.8 71.7
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 70 7.0 7.3 79.0
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 201 20.1 21.0 100.0
Total 957 95.7 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 43 4.3

Total 1000 100.0






Allow US companies to sell food to Cuba


Allowing U.S. companies to sell food to Cuba. [..Do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?]

Permitir que las compañías norteamericanas vendan alimentos a Cuba... Está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra, o fuertemente en contra?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 471 47.1 49.1 49.1
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 124 12.4 12.9 62.0
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 102 10.2 10.6 72.6
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 263 26.3 27.4 100.0
Total 961 96.1 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 39 3.9

Total 1000 100.0






Support direct U.S. military action to overthrow Cuban gov't


Supporting direct U.S. military action to overthrow the Cuban government. [...Do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?]

Apoyar una intervención militar directa de los Estados Unidos para derrocar al gobierno cubano... Está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra, o fuertemente en contra de esto?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 407 40.7 43.7 43.7
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 69 6.9 7.4 51.1
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 137 13.7 14.7 65.8
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 318 31.8 34.2 100.0
Total 932 93.2 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 68 6.8

Total 1000 100.0






Support military action by exile community to overthrow Cuban gov't


Supporting military action by the exile community to overthrow the Cuban Government. [...Do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?]

Apoyar una acción de la comunidad exiliada para derrocar al gobierno cubano... Está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra, o fuertemente en contra de esto?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 528 52.8 58.4 58.4
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 111 11.1 12.3 70.7
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 103 10.3 11.4 82.2
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 161 16.1 17.8 100.0
Total 903 90.3 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 97 9.7

Total 1000 100.0






Support human rights groups inside Cuba


Supporting human rights groups inside Cuba. [...Do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?]

Apoyar a los grupos de derechos humanos dentro de Cuba... Está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra o fuertemente en contra de esto?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 833 83.3 86.3 86.3
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 96 9.6 9.9 96.2
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 12 1.2 1.2 97.4
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 25 2.5 2.6 100.0
Total 965 96.5 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 35 3.5

Total 1000 100.0






Establish national dialogue among Cuban exiles, dissidents, & reps of Cuban gov't


Establishing a national dialogue among Cuban exiles, Cuban dissidents, and representatives of the Cuban government. [...Do you strongly favor, mostly favor, mostly oppose, or strongly oppose this?]

Establecer un diálogo nacional entre exiliados cubanos, disidentes cubanos, y representantes del gobierno cubano... Está decididamente a favor, principalmente a favor, principalmente en contra, o decididamente en contra de esto?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 STRONGLY FAVOR 472 47.2 50.3 50.3
2 MOSTLY FAVOR 138 13.8 14.7 65.0
3 MOSTLY OPPOSE 96 9.6 10.3 75.3
4 STRONGLY OPPOSE 232 23.2 24.7 100.0
Total 939 93.9 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 61 6.1

Total 1000 100.0






Ag trade with Cuba


Some U.S. companies have managed to establish limited business relations with Cuba to sell grain, other agricultural products, and medicine. Should this kind of trade be expanded, kept the same or stopped.

Algunas companías en los Estados Unidos han logrado establecer relaciones limitadas para negociar con Cuba, vendiéndoles granos, otros productos agrícolas y medicinas. Debería este comercio expandirse, mantenerlo igual, o suspenderlo.



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 EXPANDED 326 32.6 34.1 34.1
2 KEPT THE SAME 251 25.1 26.2 60.4
3 STOPPED 379 37.9 39.6 100.0
Total 956 95.6 100.0
Missing 4 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 44 4.4

Total 1000 100.0






Unrestricted travel from US to Cuba allowed or not


Should unrestricted travel from the US to Cuba be allowed or not?

Los viajes sin restricciones de los Estados Unidos a Cuba deberían ser permitidos o no?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES, ALLOWED 529 52.9 55.2 55.2
2 NO, NOT ALLOWED 429 42.9 44.8 100.0
Total 958 95.8 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 42 4.2

Total 1000 100.0






U.S. embargo of Cuba has worked overall


Overall, do you think the U.S. embargo of Cuba has worked very well, well, not very well, or not at all?

En términos generales, cree usted que el embargo norteamericano a Cuba ha dado un muy buen resultado, un buen resultado, no muy bueno, o ninguno en absoluto?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 VERY WELL 88 8.8 9.3 9.3
2 WELL 134 13.4 14.3 23.6
3 NOT VERY WELL 295 29.5 31.4 55.0
4 NOT AT ALL 423 42.3 45.0 100.0
Total 939 93.9 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 61 6.1

Total 1000 100.0






Favor or oppose continuing U.S. embargo of Cuba


Do you favor or oppose continuing the U.S. embargo of Cuba?

Está usted a favor o en contra de que continúe el embargo a Cuba?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 FAVOR 520 52.0 57.5 57.5
2 OPPOSE 385 38.5 42.5 100.0
Total 906 90.6 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 94 9.4

Total 1000 100.0






Favor or oppose diplomatic relations


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

Está usted a favor o en contra del restablecimiento de las relaciones diplomáticas de los Estados Unidos con Cuba?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 FAVOR 538 53.8 57.4 57.4
2 OPPOSE 400 40.0 42.6 100.0
Total 937 93.7 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 63 6.3

Total 1000 100.0

 

Conditions to be met for the embargo to end

In your opinion, what kinds of conditions would Cuba have to meet in order for the United States to end the embargo? I will read a list of conditions first, and then ask you about each one. They are: 1. No conditions, the embargo should be ended now; 2. the death of Fidel Castro, 3. the end of rule by Raul Castro, 4. the establishment of an economy open to free trade and investment, and 5. the establishment of a democratic government.

En su opinión, que tipo de condiciones se requieren para que los Estados Unidos le levanten el embargo a Cuba? Primero le voy a leer una lista de condiciones y después le haré preguntas al respecto de cada una. Ellas son: 1. Sin condiciones, el embargo debería de levantarse ahora; 2. La muerte de Fidel Castro, 3. El fin del gobierno de Raúl Castro, 4. El establecimiento de una economía abierta al libre comercio y a la inversión, y 5. El establecimiento de un gobierno democrático.

First, should the embargo be ended now, or should some of the other conditions have to be met first.
Primero, el embargo debería de ser levantado ahora, o antes de ésto deberían de cumplirse algunas de las otras condiciones?

When Fidel dies, should the embargo be ended then, or will some of the other conditions have to be met also? [IF ASKED: conditions like Raul gone, free economy, or democracy]
Cuando Fidel Castro muera, el embargo debería de levantarse en ese entonces, o algunas de las condiciones anteriores deberían de cumplirse primero? [SI SE LE PREGUNTA: condiciones como la democracia, economía libre, y que Raúl no esté en el poder]

If both Fidel and Raul Castro are no longer running Cuba, should the embargo be ended then, or will some of the other conditions have to be met also? [IF ASKED: conditions like free economy, or democracy]
Si ambos, Fidel y Raúl Castro ya no están en el poder, debería el embargo levantarse en ese entonces, o algunas de las condiciones anteriores deberían de cumplirse primero? [Si se le pregunta: condiciones como economía libre, o democracia]

Suppose Cuba allowed its citizens to participate in an economy open to free trade and investment, but kept the current regime in power, should the embargo be ended then, or should the embargo be kept until Cuba becomes a democracy?
Suponga que Cuba permitiera que sus ciudadanos participaran de una economía libre y abierta al comercio y a la inversión, pero manteniendo el régimen actual, el embargo debería levantarse en ese entonces o debería de mantenerse hasta que Cuba se transforme en una democracia?

What if Cuba became a democracy allowing elections, but did not become a free economy open to trade and investment, should the embargo be ended then, or should the embargo be kept until Cuba has a free economy as well as a democracy?
Que pasaría si Cuba se transformara en una democracia que permitiera elecciones pero sin volverse una economía libre, abierta al comercio y a la inversión, en ese entonces el embargo debería de levantarse o debería de mantenerse hasta que Cuba tenga una economía libre y se vuelva democrática?

conditions to be met for embargo to end

 

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

End embargo now

277

27.7

28.6

28.6

End when Fidel Castro is gone

79

7.9

8.2

36.9

 
End when both Fidel and Raul Castro are gone

105

10.5

10.9

47.7

 
End if free economy, even if no democracy

55

5.5

5.7

53.4

 
End if democracy, even if free economy

98

9.8

10.1

63.5

 
Only end if both democracy and free economy

353

35.3

36.5

100.0

 
Total

967

96.7

100.0

 

Missing

Don't know or no resp

33

3.3

 

 

Total

1000

100.0

 

 


 

 






Favor return to 2003 policy


Would you favor or oppose changing current United States government policy towards Cuba by returning to the policies in place in the first years of the Bush administration until 2003, which were more liberal on family visits, humanitarian and financial support, and allowing more licensed travelers?

Estaría usted a favor o en contra de cambiar la política actual que Estados Unidos tiene hacia Cuba para volver a la política que regía en los primeros años de la administración de Bush hasta el 2003, la cual era más libre con respecto a visitas de familiares, ayuda humanitaria y financiera, y otorgaba más permisos a viajeros?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 FAVOR 602 60.2 64.4 64.4
2 OPPOSE 333 33.3 35.6 100.0
Total 935 93.5 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 65 6.5

Total 1000 100.0






Prefer sudden and violent, or gradual and peaceful transition


What if there is the situation that the transition to democracy in Cuba would either be sudden and violent, or peaceful but taking many years to accomplish? Which do you think would be the best path, sudden change or a long transition?

Qué tal si hubiese una situación en la que la transición hacia la democracia en Cuba fuese repentina y violenta, o pacífica pero que tomara varios años para lograrse? Cuál cree usted que sería el mejor camino, cambio repentino o una larga transición?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 SUDDEN AND VIOLENT 473 47.3 50.8 50.8
2 GRADUAL AND PEACEFUL 458 45.8 49.2 100.0
Total 931 93.1 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 69 6.9

Total 1000 100.0






Where get news about Cuba


Where do you get most of your news about Cuba -- newspapers, television, radio or some other source?

Dónde encuentra usted la mayor parte de las noticias sobre Cuba: en los periódicos, la televisión, la radio, o en alguna otra fuente?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 NEWSPAPERS 106 10.6 10.8 10.8
2 TELEVISION 629 62.9 63.8 74.6
3 RADIO 138 13.8 14.0 88.6
4 WORD-OF-MOUTH FROM FAMILY OR OTHERS 52 5.2 5.3 93.9
5 OTHER, SPECIFY 49 4.9 5.0 98.9
7 11 1.1 1.1 100.0
Total 985 98.5 100.0
Missing 6 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 15 1.5

Total 1000 100.0






Needed news from Cuba


Is there some type of news or information about Cuba you would like to be able to get but can't get now?

Hay algún tipo de noticias o informaciones acerca de Cuba que a usted le gustaría recibir pero que ahora no puede?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES, ^SPECIFY 229 22.9 23.7 23.7
2 NO 737 73.7 76.3 100.0
Total 966 96.6 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 34 3.4

Total 1000 100.0






Language get your news in


What language do you prefer to get your news in?

En qué idioma prefiere usted recibir las noticias?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 ENGLISH 179 17.9 18.1 18.1
2 SPANISH 580 58.0 58.7 76.8
3 OTHER 8 .8 .8 77.6
4 BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH 221 22.1 22.4 100.0
Total 989 98.9 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 11 1.1

Total 1000 100.0






Born in Cuba, U.S. or somewhere else


Now, I want to ask you a few questions about yourself. Were you born in Cuba, the Miami area, elsewhere in the U.S., or in some other country?

Ahora me gustaría hacerle algunas preguntas acerca de usted. Nació usted en Cuba, en el área de Miami, en alguna otra parte de los Estados Unidos, o en algún otro pais?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 CUBA 847 84.7 85.1 85.1
2 MIAMI AREA 103 10.3 10.4 95.4
3 ELSEWHERE IN U.S. 33 3.3 3.3 98.7
4 OTHER COUNTRY, SPECIFY [ASK WHICH COUNTRY] 13 1.3 1.3 100.0
Total 996 99.6 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 4 .4

Total 1000 100.0






Parents born in Cuba, U.S. or somewhere else


Were your parents born in Cuba, the U.S. or somewhere else?

Y sus padres nacieron en Cuba, los Estados Unidos, o en algún otro pais?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 CUBA 926 92.6 92.8 92.8
2 U.S. 7 .7 .7 93.5
3 ONE PARENT BORN IN CUBA, ONE ELSEWHERE 38 3.8 3.8 97.3
4 SOMEWHERE ELSE, SPECIFY [ASK WHICH COUNTRY] 27 2.7 2.7 100.0
Total 998 99.8 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 2 .2

Total 1000 100.0






Where went first after Cuba


[SKIP THIS QUESTION AND GO TO Q27 IF Q23<>1] Where did you go first when you left Cuba? Did you come to the Miami area, the New York area, Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, or somewhere else?

A dónde fue usted primero cuando salió de Cuba? Vino usted al área de Miami, de Nueva York, España, Puerto Rico, Méjico, Venezuela o alguna otra parte?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 MIAMI AREA 569 56.9 67.2 67.2
2 NEW YORK AREA 53 5.3 6.3 73.4
3 SPAIN 50 5.0 6.0 79.4
4 PUERTO RICO 2 .2 .2 79.6
5 MEXICO 23 2.3 2.7 82.3
6 VENEZUELA 18 1.8 2.1 84.4
7 ELSEWHERE, SPECIFY [ASK WHICH COUNTRY] 132 13.2 15.6 100.0
Total 847 84.7 100.0
Missing 8 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 1 .1

System 153 15.3

Total 153 15.3

Total 1000 100.0






Close relatives still living in Cuba


Do you have any close relatives still living in Cuba?

Tiene usted parientes cercanos que viven todavía en Cuba?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES 764 76.4 76.6 76.6
2 NO 230 23.0 23.1 99.7
4 REFUSED 3 .3 .3 100.0
Total 997 99.7 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NOT SURE 3 .3

Total 1000 100.0






How restrictions affected you?


I want to ask how current restrictions on trade, travel, and communications with Cuba personally affected you, your family, or your business? First, you and your family. Have current restrictions had no effect, a small effect, a moderate effect, or a major effect on you and/or family members?

Quisiera preguntarle cómo las restricciones actuales sobre el comercio, los viajes, y comunicaciones con Cuba, personalmente le han afectado a usted, a su familia, o a sus negocios. Primero, a usted y a su familia. Las restricciones actuales no han tenido ningún efecto, poco efecto, un efecto moderado, o un gran efecto en usted o en los miembros de su familia?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 NO EFFECT [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 516 51.6 52.7 52.7
2 SMALL EFFECT 53 5.3 5.4 58.1
3 MODERATE EFFECT 149 14.9 15.2 73.3
4 MAJOR EFFECT 255 25.5 26.0 99.3
6 REFUSED [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 7 .7 .7 100.0
Total 981 98.1 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NOT SURE [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 19 1.9

Total 1000 100.0






How restrictions affected you?


How about your occupation and business. Have current restrictions had no effect, a small effect, a moderate effect, or a major effect on your occupation and business?

Que tal sobre su ocupación y negocios. Las restricciones actuales no han tenido ningún efecto, poco efecto, un efecto moderado, o un gran efecto en su ocupación y en sus negocios?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 NO EFFECT [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 940 94.0 95.4 95.4
2 SMALL EFFECT 11 1.1 1.1 96.5
3 MODERATE EFFECT 7 .7 .7 97.3
4 MAJOR EFFECT 20 2.0 2.1 99.3
6 REFUSED [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 7 .7 .7 100.0
Total 986 98.6 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NOT SURE [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 14 1.4

Total 1000 100.0






Ever traveled to Cuba


Have you ever traveled to Cuba [IF BORN IN CUBA: since you left]?

Ha viajado a Cuba alguna vez [IF BORN IN CUBA: desde que salió?]



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES, TRAVELED 363 36.3 36.3 36.3
2 NO 630 63.0 63.0 99.3
4 REFUSED 7 .7 .7 100.0
Total 1000 100.0 100.0





Sends money to relatives in Cuba


Do you or relatives in Miami send money to relatives in Cuba?

Me podría decir si usted o algún miembro de su familia envía dinero a Cuba?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES 573 57.3 58.3 58.3
2 NO 399 39.9 40.6 98.9
4 REFUSED 11 1.1 1.1 100.0
Total 983 98.3 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NOT SURE 17 1.7

Total 1000 100.0






If Cuba democracy, how likely return to Cuba to live


What if Cuba changed to a democratic form of government. How likely is it that you would return to Cuba to live - would you say very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?

Qué tal si Cuba cambiase a una forma de gobierno democrático. Cuál sería la posibilidad de que usted regresara a Cuba a vivir – usted diría que muy probablemente, mas o menos probable, no muy probable, o no habría ninguna probabilidad.



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 VERY LIKELY 151 15.1 15.6 15.6
2 SOMEWHAT LIKELY 127 12.7 13.1 28.7
3 NOT VERY LIKELY 158 15.8 16.2 44.9
4 NOT AT ALL LIKELY 525 52.5 54.1 99.0
6 REFUSED 10 1.0 1.0 100.0
Total 971 97.1 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NOT SURE 29 2.9

Total 1000 100.0






Gender


Now I have just a few questions for statistical purposes. We are almost done! [INTERVIEWER RECORD GENDER, ASK ONLY IF UNSURE]

Ahora tengo unas cuántas preguntas para propósitos estadísticos. Casi hemos terminado! [INTERVIEWER RECORD GENDER, ASK ONLY IF UNSURE]



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 MALE 494 49.4 49.4 49.4
2 FEMALE 506 50.6 50.6 100.0
Total 1000 100.0 100.0





age categories


Age Categories



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 18-29 120 12.0 12.2 12.2
2 30-44 404 40.4 41.0 53.2
3 45-64 244 24.4 24.7 77.9
4 65 and older 218 21.8 22.1 100.0
Total 986 98.6 100.0
Missing -1 don't know or no resp 14 1.4

Total 1000 100.0






Marital status


What is your marital status?

Cuál es su estado civil?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 MARRIED 616 61.6 62.3 62.3
2 SINGLE 192 19.2 19.4 81.7
3 DIVORCED 105 10.5 10.6 92.4
4 OTHER 75 7.5 7.6 100.0
Total 988 98.8 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 12 1.2

Total 1000 100.0






Spouse Cuban


Is your spouse Cuban or Cuban-American?

Es su esposo/a cubano/a?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES 532 53.2 86.4 86.4
2 NO 84 8.4 13.6 100.0
Total 616 61.6 100.0
Missing System 384 38.4

Total 1000 100.0






Education


What is the highest grade of school you have completed?

Cuál es el grado de educación que tiene usted?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 GRADE SCHOOL (1-8) 79 7.9 8.1 8.1
2 SOME HIGH SCHOOL (9-11) 82 8.2 8.3 16.4
3 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 212 21.2 21.6 37.9
4 SOME COLLEGE (INCLUDES ASSOCIATE DEGREE) 138 13.8 14.1 52.0
5 TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 105 10.5 10.7 62.7
6 COLLEGE GRADUATE (FOUR YEAR DEGREE ONLY) 207 20.7 21.0 83.7
7 COMPLETED GRADUATE DEGREE (MA, PHD, MD) 160 16.0 16.3 100.0
Total 983 98.3 100.0
Missing 8 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 17 1.7

Total 1000 100.0






U.S. citizen


Are you a U.S. citizen?

Es usted ciudadano norteamericano?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 652 65.2 65.9 65.9
2 NO 337 33.7 34.1 100.0
Total 989 98.9 100.0
Missing 3 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 11 1.1

Total 1000 100.0






Plan to become US citizen


Do you plan to become a U.S. citizen?

Usted planea hacerse ciudadano Americano?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES 300 30.0 89.1 89.1
2 NO [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 19 1.9 5.5 94.6
3 DO NOT KNOW, NOT SURE [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 17 1.7 5.0 99.6
4 REFUSED TO ANSWER [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 1 .1 .4 100.0
Total 337 33.7 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE [SKIP NEXT QUESTION] 11 1.1

System 652 65.2

Total 663 66.3

Total 1000 100.0






Registered to vote


[SKIP THIS QUESTION AND GO TO Q51 IF Q46<>1] Are you registered to vote?

Está usted inscrito para votar?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 YES 594 59.4 91.1 91.1
2 NO 58 5.8 8.9 100.0
Total 652 65.2 100.0
Missing System 348 34.8

Total 1000 100.0






Republican, Democrat, or Independent


Are you registered as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or with some other party?

Está usted inscrito como republicano, demócrata, independiente o con algún otro partido?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 REPUBLICAN 379 37.9 66.1 66.1
2 DEMOCRAT 105 10.5 18.3 84.4
3 INDEPENDENT 87 8.7 15.2 99.6
4 OTHER, SPECIFY 2 .2 .4 100.0
Total 574 57.4 100.0
Missing 5 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 20 2.0

System 406 40.6

Total 426 42.6

Total 1000 100.0






Admin current policy toward Cuba


Over the past year has the Bush administration doing a better, about the same, or worse job in dealing with Cuba?

Durante el año pasado, la administración de Bush ha hecho un trabajo mejor, mas o menos igual o peor, en sus tratos con Cuba.



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 BETTER 156 15.6 17.7 17.7
2 ABOUT THE SAME 447 44.7 50.7 68.4
3 WORSE 279 27.9 31.6 100.0
Total 882 88.2 100.0
Missing 4 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 118 11.8

Total 1000 100.0






Race


What is your racial group -- is it White, Black, Mulatto, Asian, or something else?

Cuál es su grupo racial? -- Es blanco, negro, asiático, o algún otro?



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 WHITE 917 91.7 93.1 93.1
2 BLACK 12 1.2 1.3 94.4
3 MULATTO 31 3.1 3.2 97.6
5 OTHER, SPECIFY 24 2.4 2.4 100.0
Total 985 98.5 100.0
Missing 6 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 15 1.5

Total 1000 100.0






Total annual household income


Now, we don't want your exact income, but could you tell me if your total annual household income -- from all members of your household - before taxes is... [FOR EXAMPLE, IF RESPONDENT SAYS $30,000, CHOOSE 2 INSTEAD OF 3; $50,000, CHOOSE 3 INSTEAD OF 4]

Bien, no queremos saber su salario exacto, pero puede decirme si el total de la entrada anual en su casa - de todos los miembros de su hogar-- antes de descontar los taxes, es menos de ... [FOR EXAMPLE, IF RESPONDENT SAYS $30,000, CHOOSE 2 INSTEAD OF 3; $50,000, CHOOSE 3 INSTEAD OF 4]



Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid 1 under $20,000? 213 21.3 25.2 25.2
2 $20,000 - $30,000? 147 14.7 17.5 42.7
3 $30,000 - $50,000? 156 15.6 18.5 61.2
4 $50,000 - $70,000? 127 12.7 15.0 76.2
5 more than $70,000? 201 20.1 23.8 100.0
Total 844 84.4 100.0
Missing 6 DON'T KNOW/NO RESPONSE 156 15.6

Total 1000 100.0


When writing stories please include the following:

This survey was done by the Institute for Public Opinion Research and the Cuban Research Institute of Florida International University. 1000 randomly selected Cuban-American respondents were polled in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Interviews were completed on March 26, 2007. The margin of error for the overall poll is plus or minus 3.2%. This is the eighth in the series of FIU/Cuba Polls conducted since 1991.

For more information please contact Hugh Gladwin