Essential Report

Corruption – in politics

Oct 15, 2013

Q. In your opinion, are Australian state and federal politicians more or less corrupt than the following groups of politicians around the world?

 

Australian politicians are
MORE corrupt

Australian politicians are
LESS corrupt

Australian politicians are
much more corrupt

A
little more corrupt

About the same

A little less corrupt

Australian politicians are
much
less corrupt

Don’t know

Politicians in the United States of America

10%

39%

4%

6%

32%

23%

16%

19%

Politicians in the United Kingdom

11%

20%

4%

7%

46%

15%

5%

22%

Politicians in New Zealand

15%

9%

6%

9%

51%

7%

2%

24%

Politicians in Indonesia

9%

60%

3%

6%

12%

15%

45%

19%

Politicians in China

10%

57%

4%

6%

13%

13%

44%

21%

Politicians in other developed countries in general

10%

30%

3%

7%

34%

18%

12%

25%

Politicians in other developing countries in general

10%

52%

4%

6%

15%

17%

35%

23%

15% or less of people consider Australian politicians to be more corrupt than politicians in the other countries listed.

60% of people think Australian politicians are less corrupt than those in Indonesia, 57% believe they are less corrupt than those in China and 52% believe they are less corrupt than those in other developing countries in general.

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