Perceptions of corruption

has done a global survey on perceptions of . The results for NZ are here. The percentages thinking each type of institution are corrupt were (with result for Australia in brackets):

  1. Political Parties 46% (58%)
  2. Media 43% (58%)
  3. Business 36% (47%)
  4. Religions 35% (44%)
  5. Parliament 33% (36%)
  6. Public service 25% (35%)
  7. Police 24% (33%)
  8. Judiciary 20% (28%)
  9. NGOs 19% (23%)
  10. Health services 17% (20%)
  11. Education systems 16% (19%)
  12. Military 11% (25%)

A pity they can’t break the score for political parties down by party!

Australians perceive corruption more often in every category. Interesting that the media features so highly.

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