When establishments like this one do business with the government, what percent of the contract value would be typically paid in informal payments or gifts to secure the contract?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
1) Percent of the contract value. The question is designed to get at the size of the unaudited or unreported payment that is made to a government officials that directly aided in granting a government contract, in part or in whole, or expanded the size of the contract to include the establishment's business.
Again, notice the wording (phrasing) of the question: it asks for the respondent to answer for the “typical” establishment, rather than the establishment being interviewed.
2) Sensitive question, no clarification can be offered