Perceptions of corruption in Tunisia

At a glance

Extent of corruption: Seven in 10 Tunisians say the level of corruption has increased over the past year. Among the most important problems that Tunisians want the government to address, corruption ranks third.

Government performance at fighting corruption: Six in 10 Tunisians say the government is performing “fairly badly” or “very badly” in its fight against corruption.

Corruption and distrust in institutions: Among key public officials, government officials and members of Parliament are perceived to be the most corrupt. Perceptions of corruption and distrust in Parliament and the Presidency have increased sharply compared to 2015.

Participation of citizens: Although a majority of Tunisians (59%) think that ordinary citizens can make a difference in fighting corruption, 61% say that people risk retaliation if they report incidents of corruption.