Does the public trust the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments?
United Kingdom score: NS/100
The public view the defence establishment as entirely indifferent to corruption within it, or as clearly corrupt, without the political will to tackle the problem.
The public view is that bribery and corruption are not, according to official rhetoric, acceptable to the defence establishment, but there is a widely-held belief that this is just that: rhetoric, and not seriously intended.
The public view is that bribery and corruption, though not acceptable to the defence establishment, is insufficiently addressed by the measures in place to tackle the problem.
This indicator is not scored. Please discuss conditions in the country context related to good practice (Score 4).
The public view is that there is a clear commitment from the defence establishment that bribery and corruption are not acceptable and must be prosecuted, and that their efforts to tackle the problem are sincere and effective.
This indicator is not assigned a score in the GDI. While a survey specifically assessing whether the public trusts the institutions of defence and security to tackle the issue of bribery and corruption in their establishments has not been conducted, the most recent MOD and Armed Forces Reputational Polling Survey indicates that the majority of respondents (86%) believe that ‘the UK Armed Forces demonstrate high moral standards and values, such as honesty, loyalty, moral courage, and respect for others’ . The same survey suggests that public trust in defence and security institutions generally is considerably higher than public trust in other institutions .
 ‘MoD and Armed Forces Reputational Polling, Summer 2017 Survey Topline findings’ (July 2017). https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684573/Public_Opinon_Survey_-_Summer_2017.pdf (accessed Jun 18, 2019).
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|Bosnia and Herzegovina||NS|
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