Worldwide corruption on the rise
Transparency International, the international watchdog, said that 56 per cent of 91,000 people asked across 86 countries believed corruption was growing worse, while only 30 per cent saw an improvement.
A quarter of all those asked said they had paid a bribe in the last year with the police the biggest recipients.
The most corrupt nations were Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, India, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
The least corrupt regions showed the biggest rise in those witnessing corruption.Respondents in Europe, where 73 percent said they saw more corruption, and North America – where 67 percent reported a rise – were particularly pessimistic.
Researchers said that reflected the impact of the global financial crisis.
“The fallout of the financial crises continues to affect people’s opinions of corruption, particularly in Europe and North America,” said Huguette Labelle, Transparency’s chairman. “Institutions everywhere must be resolute in their efforts to restore good governance on trust.”
People reserved their greatest distrust for political parties, with 79 per cent rating them corrupt or extremely corrupt. Around 60 per cent rated public officials, parliaments and police as corrupt, while business and the private sector were viewed as corrupt by 51 per cent.
no shit sherlock..so how doesnt the USA or UK get onto this list of corrupt countries..they are the leaders!