Latin America: perceived consequences of reporting a case of corruption as of 2019

In a survey conducted in 2019, around 73 percent of respondents in eighteen Latin American nations stated that those who denounce a case of corruption in their respective country would be retaliated against. Furthermore, nearly 40 percent of respondents said that reporting a case of corruption would lead to authorities taking measures against those responsible.

Recently, Venezuela was considered one of the Latin American country with the worst corruption index.

Public opinion on the consequences of denouncing a case of corruption in Latin America as of 2019

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Release date

September 2019

Region

Central and South America, Mexico

Survey time period

Januray to April 2019

Number of respondents

17,704 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Includes answers given by respondents in Argentina, the Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

For the sake of simplicity, the wording chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the one in the survey.
The statistic represents the share of people who agreed or disagreed with the following statements: "Neste país, pessoas comuns podem relatar incidentes de corrupção sem medo, ou correm o risco de retaliação ou outra consequência negativa se eles fizerem a denuncia?" and "E pensando se você deveria denunciar um caso de corrupção cometido por um funcionário do governo, qual a probabilidade de uma ação apropriada ser tomada contra eles?".
Possible answers were, respectively: "Yes, they can, without fear", "Fear of retaliation", "Do not know"; and "Not very likely", "Not likely", "A bit likely" and "Very likely".
This statistic excludes respondents who did not answer.
Various sources include: Public Domain Ltd., Market Insight, Market Research Services Ltd., Lucent Research, and RDS in Market.

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