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Over a period of 16 years, 12% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who would willingly bribe someone to get their work done.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2000 (16 years ago) respondents were asked, “Which of the following options would you opt for in order to get some legitimate work done?” In response to this question, 47% said they would go and directly meet the relevant officer for the work, 17% said they would bribe someone to get the work done and 36% said they would try to search for someone who could help with the work.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2016 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2016, 32% said they would go and directly meet the relevant officer for the work, 29% said they would bribe officials to get the work done and 39% said they would try to search for someone who could help with the work.

The findings are available since 2000 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to public opinion, there has been a 15% decrease in the proportion of Pakistanis who would go and directly meet the relevant officer, 12% increase in the proportion of Pakistanis who would bribe someone to get the work done and 3% increase in proportion of Pakistanis who would search for someone to help with the work.

This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

 

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