Around 68% surveyed believe corruption will reduce in 5 years

Around 68 per cent of Indians surveyed expect that corruption in India will drastically reduce in the next five years, according to citizens connect platform Local Circles. According to the survey, in which 8,681 people participated, 16 per cent said that the reduction in corruption will only be marginal and 16 per cent said that there will be no reduction in corruption in India at all. Forbes recently named India as one of the most corrupt countries in the world with Transparency International ranking it at 76th out 168 in its 2015 corruption perception index.

On another question in the survey, four in 10 respondents said they paid a bribe last year to get work done. Of those who paid bribes, 32 per cent citizens paid to the civic body. While 31 per cent paid bribes to the local and traffic police, 31 per cent paid bribes for various registration and taxation related matters while only 6 per cent paid bribes to the local electricity board or power department. 

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