A stunning 80 percent of Americans believe our government's fight against corruption ranges from "Not effective" to "Does not fight but actually encourages it", according to the just released Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer for 2006.
More survey results:
- 52% said corruption affects their personal and family life to a moderate or large extent
- 87% believe corruption affects the business community to a moderate or large extent
- 90% believe corruption affects our political system to a moderate or large extent
- 47% saw political parties as "Extremely corrupt"
Of course, we Americans are notoriously optimistic.
A copy of the full report in PDF format is available here. For the geeky, report statistics are available as spreadsheets in a zip file!!! The surveys were conducted worldwide for Transparency International by The Gallup Organization.