According to the new survey of Eurobarometer, 69% of the citizens of the European Union find corruption unacceptable.
444 reported that Portugal residents find corruption the most unacceptable (88% of the nation) while in Hungary, it is only 38%. According to the results, seven out of ten EU countries reported that corruption is a major problem not just in the states but in general across the globe. 70% of the participants in the survey said that corruption can be found in institutions, and 53% said it about the programs of political parties. In Croatia, 97% of the answers said that corruption was widely present in the world, while in Finland, it was only 22%.
87% of Hungarians consider it a major problem, while only 1% of the nation believes that it has nothing to do with the state.
49% of Hungarians reported that corruption was strongly present among political parties, and 32% believes that the phenomenon influences their everyday lives. 45% do not report corruption to authorities once they have experienced it, mainly because it is hard to prove, and 25% of Hungarians believe that this matter deserves no attention.
Since 2013, the answers regarding the drawbacks of corruption have decreased, but 26% of the EU still believes that it is a serious matter.
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The Hungarian economy is growing, and it is doing it quite nicely, but the benefits this bestows upon its citizens are becoming less and less evenly distributed in Hungarian society. Although the growth of the economy is needed, unfortunately, this growth model cannot be sustained for long. Meanwhile, the level of corruption has hardly been improving either. This is approximately how the European Commission’s latest country report about Hungary could be summarised, according to Index.