New Global Survey : Corruption Rules the World

More than one person in two thinks corruption has worsened in the last two years, according to the world’s largest public opinion survey on corruption from Transparency International… The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 also found that in too many countries the institutions people rely on to fight corruption and other crime are themselves not trusted. 36 countries view police as the most corrupt, and in those countries an average of 53 per cent of people had been asked to pay a bribe to the police. 20 countries view the judiciary as the most corrupt, and in those countries an average of 30 per cent of the people who had come in contact with the judicial systems had been asked to pay a bribe. The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 shows a crisis of trust in politics and real concern about the capacity of those institutions responsible for bringing criminals to justice. In 51 countries around the world political parties are seen as the most corrupt institution. 55 per cent of respondents think Government is run by special interests…


corruption-rules-the-worldThe Global Corruption Barometer 2013 is a survey of 1,14,000 people in 107 countries and it shows corruption is widespread. 27 per cent of respondents have paid a bribe when accessing public services and institutions in the last 12 months, revealing no improvement from previous surveys.
Top countries where respondents paid a bribe:

  1.  Sierra Leone 84 per cent
  2.  Liberia 75 per cent
  3.  Yemen 74 per cent
  4.  Kenya 70 per cent.

However, nearly 9 out of 10 people surveyed said they would act against corruption and two-thirds of those who were asked to pay a bribe had refused, suggesting that Government, civil society and the business sector need to do more to engage people in thwarting corruption. The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 also found that in too many countries the institutions people rely on to fight corruption and other crime are themselves not trusted. 36 countries view police as the most corrupt, and in those countries an average of 53 per cent of people had been asked to pay a bribe to the police. 20 countries view the judiciary as the most corrupt, and in those countries an average of 30 per cent of the people who had come in contact with the judicial systems had been asked to pay a bribe.
The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 shows a crisis of trust in politics and real concern about the capacity of those institutions responsible for bringing criminals to justice. In 51 countries around the world political parties are seen as the most corrupt institution. 55 per cent of respondents think Government is run by special interests.


Globally, one in four people report paying a bribe in the past year

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Percentage of respondents per country/territory who paid a bribe to one of eight services in the last 12 months
India
54 per cent of people in India paid a bribe in the last 12 months
Pakistan
34 per cent of people in Pakistan
Bangladesh
39 per cent of people in Bangladesh
Sierra Leone
84 per cent of people in Sierra Leone
Sri lanka
19 per cent of people in Sri Lanka
USA
7 per cent of people in USA
Canada
3 per cent of people in Canada
Afghanistan
46 per cent of people in Afghanistan
Nepal
31 per cent of people in Nepal
Kenya
70 per cent of people in Kenya
Japan
1 per cent of people in Japan
Egypt
36 per cent of people in Egypt.


51 countries perceived political parties most affected by corruption

Around the world, people’s appraisal of their leaders’ efforts to stop corruption is worse than before the financial crisis began in 2008, when 31 per cent said their Government’s efforts to fight corruption were effective. This year it fell to 22 per cent.

Global Survey
Parliament and legislature
7 countriesof 107 perceived Parliament and legislature to be among the institutions most affected by corruption
Political Parties
51 countries of the 107 perceived political parties to be among the institutions most affected by corruption
Military
0 countries of 107 perceived the military to be among the institutions most affected by corruption
NGOs
0 countries of 107 perceived NGOs to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Media
4 countries of 107 perceived the media to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Religious bodies
3 countries of 107 perceived religious bodies to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Business and private sector
3 countries of 107 perceived Business and private sector to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Education system
0 countries of 107 perceived Education system to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Judiciary
20 countries of 107 perceived the judiciary to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Medical and health services
6 countries of 107 perceived Medical and health services to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Police
36 countries of 107 perceived the police to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.
Public officials and civil servants
7 countries of 107 perceived public officials and civil servants to be among the institutions most affected by corruption.


India

How effective do you think your Government’s actions are in the fight against corruption?

  1.  40 per cent say it has increased a lot
  2.  6 per cent say it has decreased a little

To what extent do you think corruption is a problem in the public sector in India

  1.  47 per cent say it is a serious problem

To what extent is this Government run by a few big entities acting in their own best interests?

  1.  20 per cent say not at all
  2.  12 per cent say to a large extent
  3.  2 per cent say entirely

How effective do you think your Government’s actions are in the fight against corruption?

  1.  26 per cent say they are very ineffective
  2.  23 per cent say they are neither effective or ineffective
  3.  7 per cent say it is effective
  4.  2 per cent say very effective

Percentage of respondents who felt these institutions were affected by corruption in India

  1.  86 per cent of people in India thought that political parties were affected by corruption
  2.  65 per cent of people in India thought that parliament / legislature was affected by corruption
  3.  20 per cent of people in India thought that military was affected by corruption
  4.  30 per cent of people in India thought that NGOs were affected by corruption
  5.  41 per cent of people in India thought that media was affected by corruption
  6.  44 per cent of people in India thought that religious bodies were affected by corruption
  7.  50 per cent of people in India thought that business was affected by corruption
  8.  61 per cent of people in India thought that education systems were affected by corruption
  9.  45 per cent of people in India thought that judiciary was affected by corruption
  10.  56 per cent of people in India thought that medical and health services were affected by corruption
  11.  75 per cent of people in India thought that police were affected by corruption
  12.  65 per cent of people in India thought that public officials and civil servants were affected by corruption.

Pakistan

Over the past two years how has the level of corruption in Pakistan changed?

  1.  54 per cent say it has increased a lot
  2.  5 per cent say it has decreased a lot

To what extent do you think corruption is a problem in the public sector in Pakistan?

  1. 8 75 percent say it is a serious problem
  2. 8 16 per cent say it is a problem
  3. 8 2 per cent say it is not really a problem

To what extent is this Government run by a few big entities acting in their own best interests?

  1. 8 48 per cent say entirely
  2. 8 9 per cent say limited extent
  3. 8 6 per cent say not at all

How effective do you think your Government’s actions are in the fight against corruption?

  1. 8 52 per cent say they are very ineffective
  2. 8 16 per cent say they are neither effective nor ineffective

Percentage of respondents who felt these institutions were affected by corruption in Pakistan

  1. 8 76 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that political parties were affected by corruption
  2. 8 63 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that parliament / legislature was affected by corruption
  3. 8 34 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that military was affected by corruption
  4. 8 39 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that NGOs were affected by corruption
  5. 8 36 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that media was affected by corruption
  6. 8 27 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that religious bodies were affected by corruption
  7. 8 43 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that business was affected by corruption
  8. 8 43 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that education systems were affected by corruption
  9. 8 45 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that judiciary was affected by corruption
  10. 8 46 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that medical and health services were affected by corruption
  11. 8 82 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that police were affected by corruption
  12. 8 81 per cent of people in Pakistan thought that public officials and civil servants were affected by corruption.

United States

Percentage of respondents who felt these institutions were affected by corruption in United States

  1. 8 76 per cent of people in United States thought that political parties were affected by corruption
  2. 8 61 per cent of people in United States thought that parliament / legislature was affected by corruption
  3. 8 30 per cent of people in United States thought that military was affected by corruption
  4. 8 30 per cent of people in United States thought that NGOs were affected by corruption
  5. 8 58 per cent of people in United States thought that media was affected by corruption
  6. 8 35 per cent of people in United States thought that religious bodies were affected by corruption
  7. 8 53 per cent of people in United States thought that business was affected by corruption
  8. 8 34 per cent of people in United States thought that education systems were affected by corruption
  9. 8 42 per cent of people in United States thought that judiciary was affected by corruption
  10. 8 43 per cent of people in United States thought that medical and health services were affected by corruption
  11. 8 42 per cent of people in United States thought that police were affected by corruption
  12. 8 55 per cent of people in United States thought that public officials and civil servants were affected by corruption.
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