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Politicians rank low among those with high integrity by youth

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 4:35 PM

The findings of a survey conducted by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) have shown that young people see politicians as having the least integrity of a select group of professionals.

Only 37.1 per cent of the 1,262 respondents viewed those in the political arena as having integrity.

Teachers were perceived as having the most integrity with an 86.5 per cent rating, medical doctors ranked second with 85.9 per cent while 47.7 per cent saw the police as having integrity.

Data for the study was compiled during the period November 17, 2016 and December 2, 2016 through administration of a paper-based survey.

Males comprised 46.1 per cent of the whole with females accounting for 53.9 per cent.

Commenting on the findings, Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn noted that the unfavourable results for those in government were based on perception and not necessarily fact.


Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn