Eroded? Institutional trust suffers as perceived corruption increases in Uganda

Corruption

Increasing public perceptions of institutional corruption in Uganda appear to be eroding public trust in state institutions, the latest Afrobarometer survey suggests.

Most Ugandans believe corruption increased during the past year, and public trust in Parliament, the courts, and local government decreased between 2012 and 2015. Striking exceptions are trust in the president and the police; public trust in these institutions increased.

Trust in state institutions is lowest among urban dwellers, those with secondary school or higher education, the youth, and residents of Kampala and Central regions.Ugandans who perceive high levels of corruption also show lower levels of trust in state institutions.

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