World: Morale – Someone Accepting Bribe

In World Values Survey, next question on morale issue was asked:

Is it justifiable for someone to accept bribe?

The answer in the scale form was given, running from 1-10, 1 being “never justifiable” and 10 being “always justifiable”. The mean score given from all the participants in the respective country is shown in the graphs below.

1) OECD/developed countries:

There are more people in Hungary think that someone accepting bribe is justifiable compared to least people think that it is never justified in countries like Denmark (1.15-close to 1 “never justifiable”), Iceland (1.27) and Australia (1.28). After Hungary, people in South Africa, Czech. Rep. and Mexico think that bribery is somewhat justifiable compared to other countries. Noted that these countries are less richer than the other countries as well.

2) Selected Asia countries:

In Asia, most of the people in Bangladesh, Egypt and Vietnam agreed that someone accepting bribery is never justifiable. On the other hand, people in Philipines gave an average score of 3.21 out of 10 on justification for this morale issue.


  1. Mariam said,

    October 1, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you very much!! You´ve saved my life with the graphs of bribery I found in this web site!!

    Best regards!

  2. M said,

    December 5, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Just to point out – Egypt is in Africa, not in Asia.

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