The most severe type of corruption for Ukrainians is political corruption. This is evidenced by a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology.

Among the respondents, 89% consider it a rather severe problem. In terms of importance, it is second only to Russia’s full-scale invasion.

As for the spread of corruption, 94% of respondents believe that it is widespread throughout Ukraine. Moreover, most respondents believe that the level of corruption has increased since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

According to 53% of respondents, corruption cannot be justified, compared to 42% in 2018 and 2021.

The survey was conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) at the request of the USAID/ENGAGE activity in cooperation with the USAID Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions in Ukraine.

The survey was conducted in December 2022 – February 2023 among 10,117 people in Ukraine, excluding the occupied regions, and among internally and externally displaced persons.

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