Barometer 2014 Corruption in Catalonia: Citizen perceptions and attitudes

The 2014 barometer was presented this morning by the director of the Anti-Fraud Office. This survey collects the perceptions and attitudes of citizens regarding the phenomenon of corruption in Catalonia. The study has been prepared by the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia in collaboration with the Center for Opinion Studies (CEO) of the Generalitat. It was carried out from November 10 to 18, 2014 through 800 telephone surveys throughout the territory.

The results of the sample have been presented on December 9, 2014, coinciding with the commemoration of the International Day Against Corruption.

The presentation was made by the director of the Anti-Fraud Office, Daniel de Alfonso, who, among other considerations, highlighted that "the public calls for an urgent and substantial reform of political parties in order to trust them again" and has made a call for "the professionalization of the public sector".

He has also said that "citizens' tolerance levels for corruption are getting lower and lower", for which reason "citizens ask for more forcefulness in the face of signs of corruption in public office".

Finally, he has asked the public to report cases of corruption and, at the same time, he has asked the legislator to do what is necessary to make reporting easy and safe.