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71% Say Bribery Common For Companies In Other Countries

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Walmart’s Mexico subsidiary is under federal investigation for allegedly paying $24 million in bribes to speed approval of permits and licenses for new stores. But this fraudulent business practice comes as no surprise to most Americans. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults think bribery is at least somewhat common for companies doing business in other countries, including 37% who believe it is Very Common.  Just 11% don’t think bribery in other countries is common, with two percent (2%) who say it’s Not At All Common. However, 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 29-30, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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