Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Based on the results of a survey by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI), the issue of corruption is of most concern to the public among the string of problems the country is currently facing.
"The public in general showed the most concern about the issue of corruption and economic issues, in this case employment opportunities and economic growth", said LSI Executive Director Djayadi Hanan during a press conference on Sunday August 8.
Based on the LSI survey results, corruption is in first place out of the six categories surveyed.
Breaking down the percentages, 44 percent of the public are very concerned about corruption, 49 percent are concerned, 4 percent are not concerned and 2 percent did not know or did not answer.
In second place is the issue of job opportunities. As many as 44 percent of respondents are very concerned about the issue, 53 percent are concerned, 2 percent are not concerned and 1 percent did not know or did not answer.
In third place was the issue of economic growth with 43 percent of respondents very concerned, 53 percent concerned, 3 percent not concerned and 1 percent did not know or did not answer.
In fourth place was the issue of environmental destruction with 32 percent of respondents very concerned, 61 percent concerned, 5 percent not concerned and 2 percent did not know or did not answer.
In fifth place was democracy with 27 percent of respondents very concerned, 55 percent concerned, 12 percent not concerned, 1 percent not concerned at all and 5 percent did not know or did not answer.
Finally, the issue of climate change with 26 percent of respondents very concerned, 65 percent concerned, 7 percent did not know and 3 percent did not know or did not answer.
These findings show that there are three issues which are of most concern among the public. "The problem of corruption, employment and economic growth", said Hanan.
The survey was conducted by telephone contact with 1,200 respondents spread across four provinces, namely North Sumatra, Central Java, Eat Kalimantan and North Sulawesi with 400 respondents from each respective region.
The simple random sampling survey method used had a margin of error of 2.88 percent and a 95 percent level of confidence.
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Survei LSI: Masyarakat Paling Prihatin terhadap Isu Korupsi".]