Every year since 1995, the nonprofit organization Transparency International has been publishing a "Corruption Perceptions Index" where countries are ranked--based on data from a several surveys and assessments--from 0 to 100, "0" being "totally corrupt" and 100 being "totally clean."
The group just released their 2012 data, along with several graphics. Among the interactives, which you can find on the organization's website, my favorite is this interactive wheel--I think it's the cleanest and sharpest way to see how one country compares to the rest of the world. This mouse-over map is nice too.
There are also a couple good static graphics. Check out this first one for a quick look at the way the U.S. stacks up against the other G-20 countries:
And here's a version with all the world's countries. This graphic makes me curious about how corruption (or perceived corruption) has changed in the U.S. over the last couple of decades...look out for a chart answering that question soon.
And here's a version with all the world's countries.
This graphic makes me curious about how corruption (or perceived corruption) has changed in the U.S. over the last couple of decades...look out for a chart answering that question soon.
The timing of this article is so align with all the USA economic problems,
as if the writer is begging or tempting people to say bad things about the USA.
Here is my opinion.
I love and adore the USA.
Yes, I am disappointed to the current leadership and worry about our current problems.
I will live and die for my country.
I am a veteran and a patriot and I join again, if needed.
I think our written down system of government is the best in the world and I have no desire to live anywhere else!
USA, the USA people are family and are the best in the WORLD! ~ Robot.
GOD BLESS AMERICAN AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Yet another example of a misleading headline. I believe there is a considerable difference between a perception and a reality.
Are you afraid that if you are honest no one will actually read your stories?
Honesty is still the best policy
Brazil is so corrupted, that they managed a way to not show in this chart.
"The more I think, the more confused I Get" - unknown
The criteria used in these rankings is a bit silly. One of the primary criteria used is "how public sector corruption hurts the poor". I would ask why is the effect of government corruption on the poor more problematic than the effect of government corruption on the middle or upper class?
By definition "the poor" in a society have no material wealth, so how can a corrupt government steal anything from them? On the other hand, corrupt governments routinely use the democratic electoral process to promise "poor" voters that once they are elected they will tax the "rich" to pay for all sorts of government handouts to the "poor". In the US, less than 48% of eligible voters currently pay any income taxes. So the US electoral process has become a de-facto way for one group of people to take money from others. And this transfer of wealth involves trillions of dollars each year. So wouldn't this alone qualify the US as the most corrupt government on earth?
Its all about Money and the love of it, and use of it.
How much - how much - if one had the choice , how much money is enough, how much power is enough, because with power comes responsability.
There would never be enough money,not as long as humans treat eachother like the board game monoply - there cannot be peace in the world.
Many people played monoply as a child - younger teen , now what feelings does one remember while playing it, and losing in the game, I would bet hatred, of the game, and dislike of the opponent and their unscrupilous ways of slowley bankrupting you.
Is this the way people are meant to be ???? NOPE - is the answer, we are not meant to be like an un-caring , loveless pile of skin and flesh, Think about that .
B1TF1ND3R the reason Brazil isn't on the list is because it is only for the G20. Another reason you should take the list with a grain of salt, not all countries are even included.
I've learned there's corruption all over the world. Some Europeans just do their job so well it goes unnoticed. I do respect and admire Scandinavia in this and many other respects. It's by far the.most socially advanced region in the planet. Definitely Germany, England and France are no good examples. Italy tomy astonishment can be worse than Brazil but not as bad as Argentina. In China it's way worse with multinationals having to get involved with bribery to do business there and India even worse. It's a huge mentality problem that costs life losses which could otherwise be prevented with more investments in health care. It's a hedious crime! Scandinavians - please speak out!!! Teach us to be less selfish and.more humane!!! Thanks in advance!
Talking about USA on a US website:
USA is a shitty country full of nuts.
Low lives are on every street corner begging.
Only crap is coming out USA lately.
The rich long ago enslaved the less rich for their own benefit.
The US federal government treats their citizens as property. The feds are leeches on American people.
Those Nordic people got it right: respect is the norm in their countries. The government truly works for their people. It must be the cold.
Brazil is on the chart.
Before making judgment as to the validity of this statistic, please go to Transparency International and look at their list of government agencies which supported and finance their activities. Then you can say OHH! NO WONDER.
Perception. The perception that some very corrupt parasitic institutions are not corrupt shows their influence. The US has some very corrupt institutions and individuals. (like boehner, the koch brothers and oil) Overall though, a very good country. (at least on the individual basis)
What is left off this info graphic is being corrupt and killing off the snitches so not to be caught, thereby leaving behind a perception an angelic looking country.
so if its the G20 how come there are only 19 listed
they forgot the most corrupt membre of the G20 . the 20th economy... THE EUROPEAN UNION!
you know.. the failing, flopping union being held up by the German economy...
wait a minute, you included profiteering and exploitation in this? CANADA needs to be TOPS of the list!
we get screwed every time a US refinery NON-producing light crude gets shut down or sneezed at with gas prices, despite the fact we're exporting more gas producing light crude than we use (surplus). E-Books and other digital media costs significantly (upto and over $10 or $15 usd/cdn MORE)for no good reason at all(before taxes), our big telecom companies like Bell and Rogers are in cahoots to destroy netflix and other online media streaming services that cut into their cable and especially their $100/mo satilite subscribtions by offering less than 30gb a month at 5mbps while the small guys who're just reselling bell's own DSL service at the same retail cost are offering 7-20mbps service with 300 or 400 gb a month with option for unlimited for the same costs ($35/mo).
the list goes on and on.. the PUBLIC sector corruption that this is supposed to illustrate in Canada is through the damn roof!
Perception is the key. View a place like China from America or Europe. SEEMS way worse, but in fact, their system has run with more or less well-ordered corruption for 2000 years. Same with the Middle East. We are trying currently to impress our ways on nations that have no clue how the things we try to impress on them work. When we finally??? Decide that our current wars are over, most of what we tried there will be discarded as totally corrupt. Without value. Things that are tried and true legitimate practice here are meaningless there. This has China as more corrupt than the U.S.. For what reason is it worse? The Europeans and Americans taught all of our economic practices to them. We are somehow less corrupt for having those same exact techniques used on us with success? This is arbitrary bs.
The only ones qualified to judge what is corruption in their nation are the inhabitants of that nation. And WE have way too much on our own plate to be pointing fingers.