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America not ranked even close to the top 10 least corrupt nations

Corruption perceptions index released

A new report out by Transparency.org outlines what the perceptions are of 183 countries, naming Somalia the most corrupt nation and New Zealand the least corrupt, but nowhere in the top 10 is America mentioned, although our Canadian neighbors made the cut. Transparency.org said they compiled the index with information that includes “questions relating to the bribery of public officials, kickbacks in public procurement, embezzlement of public funds and questions that probe the strength and effectiveness of public-sector and anti-corruption efforts.”

As mentioned in the video above, countries that are the most desolate tend to be the most corrupt while nations that enjoy relatively stable wealth overall tend to be less corrupt. Below, we have outlined the top 10 least corrupt nations and the top 10 most corrupt nations with the United States coming in at number 24 out of 183 – not bad, but not in the top 10, we hover around number 25 with France.

Top 10 least corrupt nations:

  1. New Zealand
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. Sweden
  5. Singapore
  6. Norway
  7. Netherlands
  8. Australia
  9. Switzerland
  10. Canada

Top 10 most corrupt nations:

183. Somalia
182. North Korea
181. Myanmar
180. Afghanistan
179. Uzbekista
178. Turkmenistan
177. Sudan
176. Iraq
175. Haiti
174. Venezuela

The full report

Although best seen in magazine format, the full report can be found below:

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