A majority of the people worldwide believes corruption has worsened in the last two years and say governments have been less effective in fighting it since the 2008 financial crisis, a survey by Tr
ansparency International released on Tuesday showed. The “Global Corruption Barometer” was compiled by the Berlin-based watchdog on the basis of responses from 114,000 people in 107 countries. In India, 70% of those surveyed said they believed corruption had increased in the last two years, compared to the global average of 53% who said so. One in two (54%) respondents in India admitted to paying a bribe in the past 12 months to access key public institutions and services, compared to one in four respondents (27%) globally.