The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 draws on a survey of more than 114,000 respondents in 107 countries. It addresses people’s direct experiences with bribery and details their views on corruption in the main institutions in their countries. It also provides insights into people's willingness to stop corruption.
In the Philippines, Transparency International surveyed 1,000 respondents nationwide using face-to-face interviews.
The 2013 report put the Philippines in the same cluster as Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Hungary, Israel, Jamaica, Palestine, Rwanda, and Vanuatu or countries where 10% to 14.9% of respondents reported paying bribes in the last year.
In the Philippines, 35% of respondents said corruption “decreased a little,” 31% said it “stayed the same,” 19% said it “increased a lot,” 12% said it “increased a little,” and only 2% said it “decreased a lot.”
Among the 1,000 respondents, 58% of people in Philippines thought that political parties were affected by corruption, 52% said parliament / legislature is also affected, 43% military, 25% NGOs, 14% media, 15% also said that religious bodies were affected by corruption, 30% business, 32% thought that education systems were affected, 56% judiciary, 31% medical and health services, and 64% said public officials and civil servants were also affected.
69% of the respondents identified the police as the most corrupt among 12 institutions.
Despite their experience with corruption, 61% to 80% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that “Ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.”
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Transparency International is a global civil society organization fighting corruption. It has 90 chapters worldwide and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement measures to tackle it.
The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 is the biggest ever survey tracking world-wide public opinion on corruption.