Guatemala: public opinion on groups involved in corruption 2018

During a 2018 survey, 54 percent of respondents in Guatemala claimed that all or almost all members of the country's Congress were involved in corruption. In addition, 52 percent of the Guatemalans surveyed believed that the president's staff was also involved in acts of corruption. Guatemala's corruption perception index has been worsening throughout recent years.

Main social and political groups involved in corruption according to public opinion in Guatemala in 2018, by type

Share of respondents
Congress members 54%
The president and her/his staff 52%
City council members 48%
The police 43%
Public servants 38%
Taxation authority staff 37%
Judges 35%
Religious leaders 20%
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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

June 15 to August 2, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Cuántos de los siguientes grupos de personas piensa Ud. que están involucradas en actos de corrupción o no tiene suficiente información para opinar? ¿Ninguno, algunos, casi todos o todos?". This stat features the sum of all those who answered "casi todos" and "todos".
The wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.

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