This ongoing project in the city of Cuenca aims to study the influence of Christian faith on peoples’ perceptions, attitudes and behaviors related to public integrity, ultimately aspiring to guide the church towards a more effective response to reduce corruption. The research included surveys and interviews administrated to Christians (Catholics and Protestant/Evangelicals) and non-Christians. A triangulation strategy of integrating quantitative data (surveys) and qualitative data (interviews) in a mixed methods design was followed.
The research phase is being carried out in collaboration with the University of Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador and Taylor University in the US. At present a first set of research findings is being discussed among key stakeholders and an implementation plan for follow up is being developed.