Nearly nine out of ten Britons want bankers put in jail if found guilty of fraud or manipulating financial markets, according to a new survey.
A YouGov/Avaaz poll reveals that 89% in the UK, 89% in Germany and 90% in France, want "criminal sanctions, such as jail sentences".
- The online opinion poll involved 3,700 people in the three countries last week - 1,700 in the UK, 1,007 in Germany and 994 in France.
- It showed that, even where banks rather than individual bankers were found responsible for large-scale fraud or market manipulation, a vast majority of people want the bankers to face prison.
- A total of 70% in the UK, 60% in Germany and 56% in France said the main punishment should fall on the bankers themselves, with only 19%, 23% and 26% respectively saying a fine against the banks should be the key sanction
The survey also found that 64% in Britain (67% in Germany and 49% in France) felt their government listened mainly to "big banks" when considering laws and regulations on banking.
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