Every fourth person in the world gives bribes: study

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Every fourth inhabitant of the Earth gave a bribe at least once within the last 12 months. This is evidenced by the research data of the international organization Transparency International.

The survey entitled “The Barometer of World Corruption” was held from March 2014 to January 2017. During this time, more than 162 thousand people, living in 119 countries of the world were interviewed.

Every fourth respondent stated that he had given a bribe in the last 12 months for the sake of “access to public services”. At the same time, 57% of respondents noted that they are unhappy with the actions of the authorities of their countries in the fight against corruption, 30% approved the measures taken by the government.

The most corrupt respondents were policemen and elected officials (36%), the least – religious leaders (18%).

At the same time, more than half of the inhabitants of the Earth, especially young people, believe that ordinary citizens are able to reduce the level of corruption.

In Brazil, this opinion is held by 83%, in Costa Rica, Greenland, Paraguay, Portugal – 82%. In Ukraine, in the Czech Republic, in Belarus, this indicator is on the contrary the lowest among the rest of the countries – 14%, 12% and 10% respectively.

On November 15, it was reported that a survey of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) showed how Russians view inflation in the country and how significant the price increase was.