Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s recent trip to Cuba has brought US travel restrictions to Cuba into focus, but a majority of Americans still support some restriction on travel to the Communist country
A new YouGov reveals that 56% of Americans support some sort of travel restrictions to Cuba.
Currently, the United States requires all U.S. Travelers to Cuba to obtain a license from the United States government before going to Cuba and generally tourist travel to Cuba is illegal.
Of the 56% in favor of retaining restrictions, 24% would support some loosening of them. 25% favor removing them entirely.
There was a partisan element to the results, with Republican voters being the only group with a majority (52%) in favor of retaining the restrictions in their entirety.
While the travel restrictions have been in place for decades, the topic came into focus after musician couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé traveled there for their anniversary, raising questions over whether the trip was licensed (it was) and whether the high-profile couple should have gone at all (still up for debate).
Complete results are available here.