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

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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. 

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