Survey: Majority of Pacific islanders see corruption problem

  • FILE - A man sits and rests while others line up at the Nadi public school in Fiji, on May 10, 2006, waiting for hours to cast their vote in the country’s general election. The survey found 26% of people in the region said they had been offered bribes in exchange for votes over the past five years. Fewer than 5% in Fiji and Tonga said they had, but nearly 60% in Micronesia and Papua New Guinea had.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

BANGKOK — A majority of Pacific islanders say corruption is a problem in their governments, with significant numbers saying they have been offered bribes for their votes, according to a new survey released Tuesday by an anti-graft watchdog group.