IRI survey on Cuban public opinion
June 6, 2012, 1:38 p.m.
The International Republican Institute (IRI) has released its survey
of Cuban public opinion. The survey was fielded on the island February 29-March 14, 2012. A total of 787 Cuban adults were asked questions ranging from access to internet and cell phone usage, to the performance of the current Castro government and expectations for change. The IRI survey also asked Cubans their opinions about economic reforms which have been highly publicized in the international media.
While reports of reforms by the Cuban regime – including the purchase and sales of homes and limited liscensing for independent businesses – continue to generate widespread news coverage, IRI’s survey found that 85 percent of Cubans cannot cite any effect reforms have had in their personal lives.