Crime and Corruption Top Problems in Emerging and Developing Countries

Crime and Corruption Top Problems in Emerging and Developing Countries. Pew Research Global Attitudes Project. November 6, 2014.

Crime and corruption, common scourges of modern societies, top the list of problems cited by publics in emerging and developing nations. A median of 83% of people across 34 emerging and developing economies say crime is a very big problem in their country, and 76% say the same about corrupt political leaders. Many also worry about issues such as health care, poor quality schools, water and air pollution, and food safety. Generally, electricity shortages and traffic are seen as less pressing issues. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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