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Gallup recently published results of polls in nations across the globe on perceptions of government corruption. Of 129 countries, corruption is considered a problem in 108. In the United States, 73% of respondents saw corruption as a problem, a score that puts the US squarely in between Armenia, Botswana, Croatia, and India with 74% and Tunisia at 72%. The two other North American Countries, Canada and Mexico, come in at 46% and 63%, respectively. In the Eurozone, perceptions of government corruption as a problem run from 88% in Portugal and 77% in Cyprus to 44% in the UK, 30% in Finland, and 15% in Denmark.

Overall Gallup concludes that although it appears that little headway has been made on corruption over the last few years, some of the results may be due to transparency initiatives that have made corruption more apparent.

The report, with further data and links, can be read here.

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