TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) and the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) have released a report on its latest study on the public’s perception of corruption.
The poll, which was conducted from October 8-October 24, 2018, showed that 52 percent of respondents in 2018 agreed that corruption levels have increased in some way.
However, the overall public perception of corruption is a decline compared to the past two years.
“From 70 percent in 2016, 55 percent in 2017, and 52 percent in 2018,” said LSI senior researcher Burhanuddin Muhtadi today at Akmani Hotel, Central Jakarta.
The respondents were 2,000 Indonesian nationals aged 19 and above spread across Indonesian regions. The study was carried out in a multistage random sampling with a 2.2 percent margin of error via face-to-face interviews.
The drop in people’s perception of corruption, according to Burhanuddin, is because the public believes the country’s anti-corruption agencies have been effective in undertaking their duties.
“Our survey saw that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) received 85 percent of votes as the most publicly-trusted agency,” said Burhanuddin. He added the police institution only gained 54 percent while the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) got 36 percent.