The majority of Jamaicans now perceive the Andrew Holness-led government as very corrupt.

That’s according to the latest Nationwide News Network-Bluedot polls.

The pollsters found a double-digit increase in the number of people who view the current administration as very corrupt when compared to last year.

Chevon Campbell tells us more.

Fifty-Five per cent!

More than half the country believes the JLP Government is very corrupt.

That’s an 18 percentage point increase over the same period for 2021.

Moreover, the proportion of Jamaicans who rated the government as extremely corrupt nearly doubled compared to last year.

It’s moving from 15% to 29%.

Only 15% of Jamaicans viewed the government as not at all to not very corrupt.

That’s actually a decline of three percentage points compared to 2021.

Along party lines, the overwhelming number of Jamaicans, 73%, who support the PNP view the government as very corrupt.

This is up from 56% and 58% respectively for 2020 and 2021.

However, strikingly the number of JLP- supporters who view the government as very corrupt has also increased.

It moved from 5% in 2020 to 25% in 2021 and now stands at 32% this year.

65% of respondents with no political leanings also view the government as very corrupt.

The Holness Administration was hammered with a number of scandals over the last year.

According to those polled, government corruption ranked third among Jamaicans’ biggest problems for 2022.

Meanwhile, Jamaicans were tepid in their views on the Government’s integrity and intent to act in the interest of the citizenry.

Only 2 in 5 indicated trust in the government to do the right thing, to act in the best interest of Jamaicans and demonstrate care for Jamaican people both in policy and action.

Bluedot pollsters in collaboration with Nationwide News conducted the surveys across all 63 constituencies on August 12 and 25.

The pollsters interviewed 1275 Jamaicans with a margin of error of plus or minus 3%.