INSCOP survey: 80.2 pc of Romanians consider people sentenced for corruption are guilty


Most Romanians believe that the people sentenced for corruption are guilty and must pay for their deeds, that in Romania the level of corruption is higher than in other countries, and also that the DNA is the institution most involved in fighting corruption, according to a survey conducted by INSCOP Research May 1 to 7 and commissioned by ‘Adevarul’ daily.
According to the survey, 80.2% of respondents believe that the personalities sentenced to prison for corruption deeds are guilty and must pay for their actions. On the other hand, 13.9% believe that personalities sentenced for corruption are innocent, being victims of political revenge, and 5.9% do not know or do not answer this question.
As to the assessment of the corruption level in Romania compared to other countries, 62.9% of respondents consider that in Romania there is more corruption than in other countries, by 7% more than a year ago, when 55.9% believed this (according to the INSCOP Barometer ‘Truth about Romania’ in May 2013). As many as 28.8% think there is as much corruption in Romania as in other countries (30.1% considered this in 2013), 3.1% of respondents say that there is less corruption than in other countries (1.5% said that in May 2013) and 5.2% do not know or do not answer this question (compared to 12.4% in 2013).
The survey shows that 50.3% of the population believes that the DNA is involved to a large and to a very large extent in combating corruption. The second place is held by the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), with 45.7% believing that SRI is involved to a large and to a very large extent in combating corruption), followed by the police, with 44.4%. Some 43.9% of respondents believe that the media has a large and very large involvement in fighting corruption. Following are the National Integrity Agency (39.7%), law courts (39.1%), the Prosecutor General’s Office (38.8%) and the European Commission (37.1%).
The Presidency is regarded as being involved to a large and very large extent in combating corruption by 29.4% of respondents, followed by the Government (27%), Parliament (23.3%) and civil society’s organizations (21.8%).

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