When vote buying is successful, it works mostly because it is a signaling mechanism and not really because of the cold, hard monetary value of the bribe
Court costs and long delays are an important deterrent for both groups, but these weigh much more on the minds of wealthier respondents than among the poorest; the latter are also likely to say they fear being treated unfairly
Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe are the most improved African countries on the Corruption Perceptions index, but several others, including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya failed to improve their scores
Why would young people say faith was their most important value, but fail to esteem integrity? It suggests faith may be more of a kind of ‘insurance’, rather than a code for moral and ethical living.
A strong correlation between corruption and poverty continues to be evident – 40% of those scoring below three, indicating that corruption is perceived as rampant, are classified by the World Bank as low income countries