12:41 28.01.2016

Two thirds of Ukrainian face corruption in 2015, corruption is key problem of Ukraine - poll

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Two thirds of Ukrainian face corruption in 2015, corruption is key problem of Ukraine - poll

Ukrainian citizens believe that the corruption problem in general is the most pressing in the country (94.4% of respondents), according to a poll conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of sociology (KIIS) in coordination with Lake Research Partners and Karakoyun Strategies.

According to the poll published at a press conference in Kyiv on Wednesday, almost two thirds of respondents encountered corruption in 2015, and each fifth almost every month.

The study showed that 85.5% of adults in Ukraine believe that corruption in Ukrainian society is excessively prevalent. Only 1.8% of respondents said that corruption is slightly spread or there is no corruption at all.

Some 40.7% respondents said that all main areas and institutions of Ukraine are corrupted. In particular, the most corrupted are the State Auto Inspection and courts (66% of respondents), the police (without State Auto Inspection), Prosecutor General's Office and healthcare system which are followed by public administration.

Ukrainians said that high-raking officials are responsible for fight against corruption. Among them are the Ukrainian president (60.6%), parliament (41.7%) and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (37.7%).

Only 14% of respondents see positive changes in corruption levels.

According to the poll, local authorities (13.2%) and the president (12.3%) show the largest efforts to combat corruption. The most effective are mass media in fighting corruption (27%) and NGOs (28%).

The poll was conducted in July-October 2015. The multistage random sample with quota selection at the last stage was used.

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