Global Survey: Majority Feel Corruption Has Worsened, Think Governments Can’t Fix It

[CBS News]

A graphic from the global survey from Transparency International

A graphic from the global survey from Transparency International/TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL

The protests that have raged globally in the past few months, from Turkey to Brazil, to the ongoing turmoil in Egypt, have appeared to share a common root: a widespread feeling of government mismanagement and cronyism.

A new report from the international anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International finds that mistrust in governing institutions extends beyond those countries, and beyond the protests in the streets.

According to a survey released Tuesday, a majority of people across the globe feel that corruption has worsened in their countries, and that their governments are ineffective in combating it.

According to the survey, more than one in four people reported paying a bribe in the past year.

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