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Ticos Fear the Economy More than Criminal Insecurity

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The fears of Costa Ricans have moved in the last year from the land of criminal insecurity to that of economic uncertainty and the wobbling economy of the country, according to recent polls.

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Costa Rican Pessimistic About the Economic Situation

61% of the population perceives that economic performance has worsened in the last twelve months, compared to only 5% who think it has improved and 33% that has not changed, the survey reveals company Unimer for the daily The Nation.

10 months ago, a study by the same firm found that 42% of Costa Ricans were negative signs in the economy, so that pessimism has increased by 19 percentage points.

The percentage of respondents who expect continued economic decline is 57%, compared to 8% facing the future with optimism.

Meanwhile, the proportion of those who value the insecurity against crime as the main problem has decreased from 48.6% to 30% over the same period.

This perception coincides with statistics Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ) and the Ministry of Security who report a 9% reduction in the number of homicides and crimes against life in the early months of 2012.

According to the polling firm, there is a “clear relationship” between the negative expectation in the economic field and the feeling that President Laura Chinchilla has failed to take control of your ministry team, says The Nation.

The same survey revealed that the president suffered the worst decline of popularity in his nearly two years in office with 44% of adverse opinions compared to only 17% of positive criteria.

The study was conducted between 9 and 17 April with a sample of 1,200 people and has a margin of error of 2.8%

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