Transparency International conducts the Global Corruption Barometer(GCB) survey. This survey aims to capture the experiences and views of more than 91,500 people in 86 countries and territories, making it the only world-wide public opinion survey on corruption.

According to the GCB Survey in 2010 the views on corruption  in Western Europe and North America were most negative. The financial crisis continued to affect the peoples’ perception of corruption.

Nine institutions and services covered in the survey are:
Political Parties
Public Officials/Civil Servants
Business/Private Sector
Religious Bodies
Education System
Ngos (Non-Governmental Organisations)

According to those surveyed police are the most frequent recipient of bribes