15 Aug 2011

Bribery on the Rise in the Czech Republic

A recent poll by the polling institute STEM found that 83 percent of Czechs agreed with the view that most civil servants could be bribed, while 93 percent believe that corruption among politicians and civil servants is a problem for the country and 77 believing that this type of corruption was higher in the Czech Republic than in Western European countries.

The poll continued by saying that about 25 percent of Czechs felt that the fight against corruption, embezzlement, and thievery has improved. However, the negative feelings about the state of corruption in the country held firm across various ages, levels of education, and sex.

For the original article from the Prague Monitor (in English), please click here. Please note that the picture of the Czech flag is from Global Security.org, found here.