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86% of Tunisians consider corruption a major socio-economic problem.  This figure is shortly followed by “violations of human rights” (84%) and “unemployment” (74.2%) in terms of societal issues currently worrying Tunisians.

These are the results of a survey conducted by the Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE) presented on Friday, September 23rd, in Tunis. The survey revealed that 36.6% of households believe that the level of corruption in Tunisia has remained the same over the past two years, while 34.1% say that it has decreased.  Only 11% of those surveyed think that this problem has increased over the same period.

The police are perceived by 71.9% of respondents as the most corrupt sector of Tunisian society.  This sector was followed by political parties (70.2%), customs (57.2%), and the transitional government (56.8%) in respondents’ rankings.  Moreover, nearly 56.7% of those polled believe that the Tunisian government does not have a policy against corruption, compared to only 15% who say the opposite.  With a ranking of 41.4%, lawyers occupy the fifth place of poll results, while judges sit in 6th place (38.8%) in the ranking of the most corrupt Tunisian sector.  The study, conducted over the past four weeks, revealed that Tunisians believe that the sector least touched by corruption is the military (8.9%).  Most respondents, in fact, believe that this body has been heavily involved in restoring order to the country.

Concerning attitudes towards corrupt practices, 54% of respondents affirmed that they remain passive in the face of an act of corruption, while 42.7% are steadfastly against these practices and would turn to the authorities if exposed to such behavior. 89% of respondents claimed that they have not made any illegal payments this past year, whereas, 11% admitted to doing so only by obligation.  Finally, according to the same index, “favoritism” is the only form of corruption viewed by 35.1% of respondents as “acceptable.”

Source: TAP

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