A majority of Tanzanians say that the level of corruption in the country has increased over the past year, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. The police, tax officials, and judges and magistrates perceived as the most corrupt. This was revealed today when REPOA was disseminating findings from the round 6 Afrobarometer survey on corruption assessment.
Citizens’ rating of the government’s handling of the fight against corruption has improved slightly since 2012 but still remains mostly negative – and far more negative than a decade ago. Tanzanians laud news media’s effectiveness and show considerable support for the role played by the media in exposing corruption.
- Two-thirds (67%) of Tanzanians say that corruption increased during the past year. Sub-groups that hold this view the most include people in Zanzibar (93%) and urbanites (72%). The more educated a person is, the more likely he or she is to say corruption increased.
- Half of Tanzanians (50%) believe that most or all police are corrupt. More than one-third says most or all tax officials and judges and magistrates are corrupt.
- Slightly more Tanzanians than in 2012 say the government is handling the fight against corruption well or very well (37% vs. 33%). But a majority (58%) rates the government’s performance as bad or very bad.
- Amidst persistent reports of malfeasance in the public sector, 65% of Tanzanians say that the media should constantly investigate and report on government corruption and mistakes
National Partners in each country conduct the survey. In Tanzania, Afrobarometer Round 6 survey was conducted by REPOA
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