Holy corruption! And the proof is in the numbers.
So, what would be the good news derived from a report that indicates that more than reveals that 27% of 114,000 respondents said that they paid a bribe in 2012? Well, at least more than 83,000 respondents (73%) reported not paying any bribes.
This is the information stemming from the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer. That is the findings from the eighth annual running of this study by the research group, Transparency International. The large sampling size of 114,000 represents people from 107 countries.
Respondents in more than 50 countries reported that political parties as the most corrupt institution. Moreover, people have less faith in their leaders to solve the problem than in recent years: In 2008, when the global financial crisis happened, 31% said their government’s efforts to fight corruption were effective; this year the number dropped to 22%.