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FIU’s 2018 Cuba Poll reveals some shifts in Cuban-American attitudes toward U.S.-Cuba relations

Researchers surveyed Cuban Americans on U.S.-Cuba policy, including the embargo, travel restrictions and U.S. investment in the island nation

WHAT: For more than two decades, FIU has led the way in capturing the pulse of the Cuban-American community in South Florida with its Cuba Poll, the longest-running research project measuring political attitudes of Cuban-Americans.

Since President Obama’s decision to reestablish relations with the island nation in 2014, much has changed in the tone of U.S.-Cuba relations, particularly under the administration of President Donald J. Trump.

FIU researchers will present the findings of the 2018 Cuba Poll – the first since Trump took office – including shifting levels of support for the embargo, lifting of travel restrictions to Cuba and increasing economic investment in the country. The survey also reveals how Cuban-Americans in South Florida voted in the 2018 midterm elections.


John F. Stack, founding dean, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, FIU

Jorge Duany, director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU

Guillermo J. Grenier, principal investigator for the FIU Cuba Poll, professor and chair, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU

Hugh Gladwin, co-principal investigator and associate professor, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, FIU

WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019