Americans also expect that the proposed changes in US-Cuba relations will have benefits for both countries. Majorities of Americans say the changes will help the Cuban economy (70%), help US businesses (62%), improve living standards in Cuba (60%), improve the image of the US in the world (57%), improve human rights in Cuba (54%), and improve political freedoms in Cuba (53%).
Read all about Americans' views on US-Cuba policy in the full brief.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs highlights critical shifts in American public thinking on US foreign policy through public opinion surveys and research conducted under the Lester Crown Center on US Foreign Policy.
The annual Chicago Council Survey, first conducted in 1974, is a valuable resource for policymakers, academics, media, and the general public. The Council also surveys American leaders in government, business, academia, think tanks, and religious organizations biennially to compare trends in their thinking with overall trends. And collaborating with partner organizations, the survey team periodically conducts parallel surveys of public opinion in other regions of the world to compare with US public opinion.
The Running Numbers blog features regular commentary and analysis from the Council’s public opinion and US foreign policy research team, including a series of flash polls of a select group of foreign policy experts to assess their opinions on critical foreign policy topics driving the news.
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