Every third Ukrainian has been sked for a bribe (STUDY)
Transparency International and the Gallup International released the results of a study entitled World Corruption Barometer, which showed that one in three Ukrainian is ready to go out to fight against corruption. In addition, 35% admitted that they had been asked to give a bribe.
According to world renowned research, 68% of Ukrainians are ready to protest against corruption. This is attributed to many reasons: 43% of respondents believe that over the past two years, the level of corruption in Ukraine has increased significantly, 74% - believe that the public sector is corrupted, 80% - describe the actions of the government in the fight against corruption as ineffective.
Only 4% of respondents believe that government anti-corruption struggle has at least some results. In this case, 83% said that it is important to have a personal touch in dealing with the public sector, and 84% - that the government is run by organizations that act in their own interests.
The most corrupt spheres, in the opinion of Ukrainians are, judiciary (66%), followed by: the police (64%), civil service (56%), healthcare (54%), parliament (53%), political parties (45% ), the educational system (43%), business (36%), the military sector (28%), media (22%), religious institutions (21%), NGOs (20%).
It should be noted that the growth of distrust to these sectors is supported by a sharp increase of bribery. After all, most freaquently Ukrainians have paid bribes for services provided in the following institutions: in law enforcement (49%), hospitals (41%), educational institutions (33%), land services (25%), registration and licensing services (22%), courts (21%), tax service (18%), utilities (6%).
35% of respondents admitted that they had been asked to give a bribe, while 53% refused to pay.
Commenting on the findings, the executive director of Transparency International, Ukraine Oleksiy Khmara said: "Ukrainians for many years have given warnings of distrust to the government. This survey revealed that people's sentiment worsen because 80% believe that the authorities' actions are ineffective and are convinced that the country is run by a few individuals with an eye to their own interests. Given these disappointing figures and the growth of mass dissatisfaction with the actions of law enforcement and judicial authorities, the willingness of every third Ukrainian to go to the streets to protect their rights is a serious wake-up call. The figures indicate that the yellow card risks becoming a red one."
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