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CARACAS, Thursday August 15, 2013 | Update
 
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Official poll: Most Venezuelans regard anti-corruption efforts as insincere

A high as 55.7% do not deem anti-corruption efforts as appropriate

EUGENIO G. MARTÍNEZ |  EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday August 15, 2013  02:37 PM
The anti-corruption crusade undertaken by the Venezuelan government does not convince Venezuelans. According to a poll entrusted by the Bolivarian Information and Communication System (Sibci), people are not amenable to the reasons for recent claims of administrative wrongdoing.

The telephone probe –carried out on July 15 and 16- suggests that 52.3% of interviewees fear that the claims of corruption are "a government strategy pretending to fight against corruption." Complaints are welcome –because of their motivation- by 37.8% of interviewees.

The survey includes a sample of 29.71% who call themselves government supporters; 22.29% claim to be independent and only 4.9% are dissenters.

Furthermore, half of the interviewees are afraid that the charges made "are not going anywhere."
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