Majority of respondents dissatisfied with KPK’s performance: LSI survey

Source – February 7, 2021
Former fisheries minister Edhy Prabowo (second right) arrives at KPK building for questioning -December 14, 2020 (Antara)

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The results of an Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) poll shows that 51.1 percent of respondents are dissatisfied by the performance of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

"Satisfaction with the KPK's performance is divided. Those who are satisfied with the KPK's performance are around 48 percent, those which are dissatisfied are 51.1 percent", said LSI Executive Director Djayadi Hanan during a virtual press conference on Sunday February 7.

The LSI also found that opinion makers who are dissatisfied with the KPK's performance stood at 46.6 percent and 4.5 percent were very dissatisfied.

Meanwhile opinion makers who stated that they were satisfied stood at 43.7 percent, very satisfied 4.2 percent and those who did not know or did not answer stood at 0.9 percent.

Despite this, Hanan said that the majority of opinion makers believed that the KPK had been very good in performing its duties. The bad assessment of the KPK was because of poor corruption prevention.

Meanwhile public survey respondents who stated they were dissatisfied stood 37.5 percent and very dissatisfied at 1.3 percent. Those who stated they were satisfied stood at 50.2 percent, very satisfied 4.5 percent and those that did not answer or did not know stood at 6.5 percent.

The survey of opinion makers involved 1,008 people spread across 36 cities in Indonesia. The public survey was carried out between December 17, 2020 and January 7, 2021, while the opinion maker survey was conducted between December 20 and January 25.


According to the Berlin-based NGO Transparency International Index for 2020, Indonesia slipped to 102nd place from 85th in 2019 scoring only 37 points out of a possible 100 in the index, a drop from 40 points on last year. This places Indonesia on par with Gambia and far below Singapore's 85 points, Brunei's 60 points and Malaysia's 51. This also places it below the global average of 43.

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Survei LSI: Mayoritas Responden Tidak Puas Atas Kinerja KPK".]