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Presentation of the results: Corruption practices in Ukraine: perception vs real experience of citizens
How extensive is the corruption problem in Ukraine? What percentage of the population is involved in corrupt dealings? Which institution is the most corrupt, and which ones have decreasing levels of corruption? Who is responsible for combating corruption, and how active are the citizens themselves? Answers to these and a number of other questions related to a research into corruption issues were presented on 27 January at a public discussion titled “Corruption practices in Ukraine: perception VS real experience of citizens”. Representatives of the Kiev International Institute of Sociology have presented at the event the results of a nationwide public opinion poll covering corruption in Ukraine in 2015 compared to polls made in 2007-2009, 2011.
The population perceives corruption in public sector to be increasing. This conclusion, however,
The citizens consider corruption in daily life to be one of the most topical issues in Ukraine (94.4%), and the problem of corrupt state authorities is at the same level of topicality (93.8%). The following data ascertained by the research proves this fact. Firstly, almost 2/3 of respondents experienced or witnessed corruption in 2015, and every fifth of them experienced or witnessed corruption at least once a month. Secondly, according to the poll results, 85% of Ukrainian adults consider the corruption level to be above average. Only 1.8% of the inquired consider the corruption either hardly present or even absent.