The Best And Worst Countries For Corruption

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The 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index has been released. Based on expert opinion, countries are scored from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Some countries score well, but no country scores a perfect 100. The survey made bad reading for China. They dropped five spots to 80th place out of 176 countries despite being the second largest economy in the world.

The least corrupt countries

1. Denmark

1. (tie) Finland

1. (tie) New Zealand

4. Sweden

5. Singapore

6. Switzerland

7. Australia

7. (tie) Norway

9. Canada

9. (tie) Netherlands

11. Iceland

12. Luxembourg

13. Germany

14. Hong Kong

15. Barbados

16. Belgium

17. Japan

17. (tie) United Kingdom

19. United States

20. Chile

20. (tie) Uruguay

22. Bahamas

22. (tie) France

22. (tie) Saint Lucia

25. Austria

25. (tie) Ireland

The most corrupt countries

1. Somalia

2. North Korea

3. Myanmar

4. Afghanistan

5. Uzbekistan

6. Turkmenistan

7. Sudan

8. Iraq

9. Haiti

10. Venezuela

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Denis Foynes

Denis Foynes was born in New York City to Irish parents in 1991. When he was 8, his family returned to Celtic Tiger Ireland. Denis has an International Politics degree from Aberystwyth University in Wales. After completing university, he decided to leave crisis Ireland and relocate to Panama.