Cuba Program Activities:
Survey of Cuban Public Opinion, September 5-October 4, 2007 (click here)
"IRI Survey Shows Majority of Cubans Want to Vote for Castro’s Replacement Majority of Cubans Believe Political and Economic Changes Would Benefit Them FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2007 Vilnius, Lithuania – A survey conducted in Cuba for the International Republican Institute (IRI) indicates that nearly three-quarters of Cubans surveyed (73.9%) would like “to vote to decide who succeeds Fidel Castro” as President. The survey of 584 Cubans was conducted from September 5-October 4, 2007. Other critical findings in the survey are: * Just a quarter of Cubans (25.2%) believe things are going “very well” or “well” in the country while nearly 40 percent think things are going “badly” or “very badly.” The remaining third (33.7%) say the country’s situation is neither good nor bad. * Nearly 43 percent of Cubans surveyed say “low-salaries and the high cost of living” are the country’s biggest problem; another 18.2 percent cited “lack of freedoms” or “the political system” while 11.6 percent cited “scarcity of food” and nearly five percent (4.8%) cited the “embargo” as the biggest problems facing the country. * A majority of Cubans (75.6%) think that political democratic changes in their "