Fri, Jul 29, 2011 - Page 3 News List

DPP, KMT receive same anti-corruption grade

Staff Writer, with CNA

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) received equal ratings on their fight against political graft with 23.6 percent, according to the findings of a Global View Magazine (GVM) poll.

However, 25.9 percent of respondents said they did not think either party was strong enough to wipe out corruption, the survey showed.

Asked whether Taiwanese officials are brave enough to follow through with policy proposals, only 6.5 percent said local officials were “very courageous,” while 57.7 percent said most lacked the courage to defend government positions and policies.

A total of 1,010 valid samples were collected in the poll, which had a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

According to the poll, 38.5 percent said they felt Taiwanese were morally courageous, but only 5.6 percent said they themselves were.

Asked whether they were willing to take risks, 50.1 percent of respondents said they were willing to launch their own companies; 40 percent said they would be willing to climb Jade Mountain and 37 percent said they were willing to volunteer to work in less developed countries. A total of 23.5 percent said they were risk averse.

Meanwhile, 45.2 percent said they would definitely speak out and express their own opinions if they did not see eye to eye with their boss.

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