American men really want to visit Cuba. American women, not so much.

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If you're an American dude thinking to yourself, man, I would love to go to Cuba before it gets taken over by American stuff, welcome to the club.

A new survey from Switchfly, a travel industry analysis group, found that 42% of men expressed a desire to go to Cuba, compared with just 32% of women.


The greatest difference was found among 45-54 year-olds. The smallest was in the 18-34 year-old group. Here's the table.


The survey also found 43% of women said they would never visit Cuba, compared with just 37% of men.

There were also significant regional disparities in Cuba travel preference: 50% of Midwestern residents said they would never visit the island nation, compared with 37% of residents in the South and 38% in the Northeast.

The poll was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Switchfly from September 14-16, 2015, among 2,031 adults, 690 of whom would ever go to Cuba.

Ironically, more Cubans than ever are trying to leave the U.S., as many fear the longstanding "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy of granting refugee status to Cubans who reach American shores may soon come to an end.


Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.