Corruption in China: What Shapes Social Attitudes Toward It?

  • Zuzana Fungacova
  • Ilari Määttä
  • Laurent WeillEmail author


This research investigates the determinants of attitudes toward corruption in China using micro-level data. We use survey data on 6000 individuals from 28 provinces to estimate logit models that show how individual and provincial determinants shape attitudes toward corruption. Respondents who have higher education, belong to higher social class, live in rural areas, and are members of the Communist Party of China, think corruption is less useful than the other respondents. Negative attitude toward corruption is related to higher education, lower social class, and membership in the Communist Party of China.


Corruption China Corruption Social attitudes 

JEL Classification

H11 K42 P16 



We acknowledge the comments from the two anonymous referees.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bank of FinlandHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Institute of EconomicsTechnology University of BraunschweigBrunswickGermany
  3. 3.EM Strasbourg Business SchoolUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)MoscowRussia

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