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Drugs top Ticos' worry list, says UNA study

The nation´s drug problem is the top concern among Costa Ricans today, according to a new survey by the National University (UNA).

In response to a question about “the most urgent situations that must be tended to in Costa Roca,” 90 percent of Costa Ricans indicated that drugs are on their list of worries.

The second most urgent situation for Costa Ricans, according to the survey, are robberies and assaults (86 percent) followed by organized crime (81 percent).

The findings represent just one section of the study – called Explaining the phenomenon of immigration and human trafficking from a focal point of wellbeing: The case of Costa Rica – carried out by UNA´s Institute of Social Studies of the Population.

UNA researchers conducted phone interviews with 800 people from rural and urban areas ages 18 and older between April 20 and May 3.

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