A survey conducted by Gallup worldwide has revealed that the majority of the population in all regions perceive corruption to be widespread in businesses in their countries. Even in the regions where this perception is the lowest, namely in the United States, Canada and in developed countries in Asia, levels of perceived business corruption reach 60%.
The results show that corruption in business is a problem in both developed and developing countries. Nevertheless, Gallup reports that the figures obtained in the survey can be associated with the level of income and countries’ position in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index. Overall, countries where perceived business corruption is highest tend to have lower per capita income and offer a less favorable environment to business.
The survey was conducted in 2011 in 140 countries and consisted of face-to-face and telephone interviews with around 1,000 adult respondents in each country.
For more details read the article “Majority Worldwide Sees Widespread Corruption in Businesses” on gallup.com.