Living costs are a big worry for Central Americans, says new CID Gallup chief

Insecurity and high living costs are the main concerns of Central Americans, said Esteban Alvarez, the new general manager of CID Gallup in Costa Rica.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Alvarez said the main challenge he faces is to increase the capacity that has made CID Gallup Latinoamérica a full-service agency for regional coverage.
Increasingly companies are asking CID Gallup not only to undertake market studies but also to provide the consultancy that can produce results, Alvarez added.

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Central America Insecurity Ranking

November 2012

The percentage of people who say they have been robbed or assaulted in the past four months: Honduras 33%, Guatemala 29%, El Salvador 28%, Panama, 22%, Costa Rica 21%, Nicaragua 19%.

Public Opinion Survey in Central America and the Dominican Republic by CID-Gallup.

November 2012

What Guatemalan Businessmen Think

April 2011

Results of the 48th Guatemalan Business Survey done by the Association for Research and Social Studies (ASIES).

Executive Summary

The perception of businessmen shows the challenges of economic recovery. The balanced opinion in production, income and employment variables indicate greater optimism.

C.A. Presidential Approval Rankings

July 2010

Mauricio Funes has an approval rating of 76%; he is followed by Ricardo Martinelli (66%), Laura Chinchilla (64%), Porfirio Lobo (60%), Alvaro Colom (50%) and Daniel Ortega (38%).

CID-Gallup unveiled its Central American public opinion poll for July 2010. It remarks that Funes remains the president with the highest approval ratings, and that Honduran president Lobo slipped from the third to the fourth spot, mainly because he is disliked by opposition and unregistered voters.

Funes and Martinelli, the Most Popular

August 2009

The presidents of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes, and Panama, Ricardo Martinelly, have 86% popularity.

According to the regional survey by Cid-Gallup, which interviewed 1.200 people, Oscar Arias from Costa Rica is in the third place, with a 70% popularity.

He is followed by Alvaro Colom, from Guatemala, with 55%; Leonel Fernández, from Dominican Republic with 47%; deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya with 46% and Daniel Ortega, Nicaraguan president, with 42%.

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