October 25th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) One in three people in Costa Rica admit to having a gay family member, while six out of 10 claim to have gay friends, according to data released as part of the 2013 National Human Development Report, published by the United Nations.
The study also revealed that 34% of people do not oppose public displays of affection between couples of the same sex, though only 24% believe that gays should have the right to adopt children.
The study shows that 39% support civil unions between couples of the same sex.
The study also revealed insights into the changes in composition of households in the country, such as the fact that 68% of births are to unwed mothers.
The number of female head-of-households is also on the rise – 35% of households are now headed by women, compared to 23% twelve years ago.
The study also shows that family is still a big part of Costa Rican life, with 92% of respondents saying they regularly spend time with family.