Tuesday 29 November 2022

More than half of Costa Ricans consider it ‘necessary’ to pay bribes

"Payments" necessary to speed up government procedures

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29 November 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

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QCOSTARICA – More than half of Costa Ricans consider that it is “necessary” to pay bribes (sobornos in Spanish) to speed up government procedures.

According to a CID Gallup survey, 52% of respondents in Costa Rica say it is so, while in countries like Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, that percentage exceeds 60%

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In El Salvador, 34% consider it necessary to pay bribes to speed up procedures. The poll also reveals that only 52% of Salvadorans believe in democracy over other forms of government.

On Twitter, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele tweeted “Are we the least corrupt country in Latin America?”.

The survey was conducted by telephone to 1,200 people in each country between September and October 2022 and has a margin of error of 2.8 and a confidence level of 95%.

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