Global Corruption Barometer

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The Global Corruption Barometer published by Transparency International is the largest survey in the world tracking public opinion on corruption.[1] It surveys 114,000 people in 107 countries on their view of corruption.

Have you paid a bribe in 2013?[edit]

People in 95 countries have been surveyed whether they have paid a bribe to a public body during the last year but for a small number of countries, including Brazil and Russia, data on particular questions has been excluded because of concerns about validity and reliability. The margin of error for each country is 3%. The typical sample size is 1,000 people. Four countries - Cyprus, Luxembourg, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands - have a sample size of 500 people and a margin of error of 4%.

Unlike the other similar Corruption Perception Index published by Transparency International, this is a survey directly asking the population instead of using "perceived expert opinions", which is liable to substantial bias and has been under criticism as such. In a 2013 article in Foreign Policy, Alex Cobham argued that the CPI embeds a powerful and misleading elite bias in popular perceptions of corruption, potentially contributing to a vicious cycle and at the same time incentivizing inappropriate policy responses. Cobham resumes: "the index corrupts perceptions to the extent that it's hard to see a justification for its continuing publication."[2]

Rank Country/Territory % of people who paid bribes[3]
1=  Australia 1
1=  Denmark 1
1=  Finland 1
1=  Japan 1
5  Spain 2
6=  Canada 3
6=  South Korea 3
6=  Malaysia 3
6=  Maldives 3
6=  New Zealand 3
6=  Norway 3
6=  Portugal 3
6=  Uruguay 3
14=  Belgium 4
14=  Croatia 4
14=  Georgia 4
17=  Italy 5
17=  United Kingdom 5
19=  Estonia 6
19=  Slovenia 6
21=   Switzerland 7
21=  United States 7
23  Bulgaria 8
24  Chile 10
25=  El Salvador 12
25=  Hungary 12
25=  Israel 12
25=  Jamaica 12
25=  Palestine 12
25=  Philippines 12
31=  Argentina 13
31=  Rwanda 13
31=  Vanuatu 13
34  Czech Republic 15
35  Kosovo 16
36=  Macedonia 17
36=  Romania 17
36=  Sudan 17
39=  Armenia 18
39=  Thailand 18
39=  Tunisia 18
42=  Cyprus 19
42=  Latvia 19
42=  Sri Lanka 19
45  Peru 20
46=  Slovakia 21
46=  Turkey 21
48=  Colombia 22
48=  Greece 22
50  Paraguay 25
51=  Lithuania 26
51=  Serbia 26
53=  Papua New Guinea 27
53=  Venezuela 27
55=  Bosnia and Herzegovina 28
55=  Madagascar 28
57=  Iraq 29
57=  Moldova 29
59  Vietnam 30
60    Nepal 31
61  Mexico 33
62=  Kazakhstan 34
62=  Pakistan 34
62=  Solomon Islands 34
65=  Bolivia 36
65=  Egypt 36
65=  Indonesia 36
65=  Taiwan 36
69=  Jordan 37
69=  Ukraine 37
71=  Bangladesh 39
71=  South Sudan 39
73  Algeria 41
74=  Ethiopia 44
74=  Nigeria 44
76=  Kyrgyzstan 45
76=  Mongolia 45
78=  Afghanistan 46
78=  Democratic Republic of the Congo 46
80  South Africa 47
81  Morocco 49
82=  Ghana 54
82=  India 54
84  Tanzania 56
85=  Cambodia 57
85=  Senegal 57
87  Uganda 61
88=  Cameroon 62
88=  Libya 62
88=  Mozambique 62
88=  Zimbabwe 62
92  Kenya 70
93  Yemen 74
94  Liberia 75
95  Sierra Leone 84

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer - 2013". transparency.org. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  2. ^ Cobham, Alex. "Corrupting Perceptions". Foreign Policy. 
  3. ^ "BBC News - Map: Which country pays the most bribes?". bbc.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.