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CPI ranking 1996

The ranking for 1996 presents a list of 54 countries. The index has been prepared as a "poll of polls" by using ten sources.

Keep in mind, that all surveys measure corruption by gathering data about the subjective perception of corruption. This is due to the fact that objective data about corruption cannot be obtained. Note also, that the index does not necessarily reflect our personal opinion.

We also provide a graphical illustration of the ranking (48kb, jpg).

The following list contains three figures for every country. The first number indicates the average score in the surveys. A "10" indicates a perfectly clean country whereas a "0" refers to a country where business transactions are entirely penetrated by corruption involving immense sums of kickbacks, extortion, fraud etc. The second number is the amount of surveys in which the particular country has been included (4-10). The third number is the variance of the rankings. A high number indicates a high degree of deviating opinions.

Rank Country Score Variance Surveys
1 New Zealand 9,43 0,39 6
2 Denmark 9,33 0,44 6
3 Sweden 9,08 0,3 6
4 Finland 9,05 0,23 6
5 Canada 8,96 0,15 6
6 Norway 8,87 0,2 6
7 Singapore 8,8 2,36 10
8 Switzerland 8,76 0,24 6
9 Netherlands 8,71 0,25 6
10 Australia 8,6 0,48 6
11 Ireland 8,45 0,44 6
12 Unit.Kingd. 8,44 0,25 7
13 Germany 8,27 0,53 6
14 Israel 7,71 1,41 5
15 USA 7,66 0,19 7
16 Austria 7,59 0,41 6
17 Japan 7,05 2,61 9
18 Hong Kong 7,01 1,79 9
19 France 6,96 1,58 6
20 Belgium 6,84 1,41 6
21 Chile 6,8 2,53 7
22 Portugal 6,53 1,17 6
23 South Africa 5,68 3,3 6
24 Poland 5,57 3,63 4
25 Czech Rep. 5,37 2,11 4
26 Malaysia 5,32 0,13 9
27 South Korea 5,02 2,3 9
28 Greece 5,01 3,37 6
29 Taiwan 4,98 0,87 9
30 Jordan 4,89 0,17 4
31 Hungary 4,86 2,19 6
32 Spain 4,31 2,48 6
33 Turkey 3,54 0,3 6
34 Italy 3,42 4,78 6
35 Argentina 3,41 0,54 6
36 Bolivia 3,4 0,64 4
37 Thailand 3,33 1,24 10
38 Mexico 3,3 0,22 7
39 Ecuador 3,19 0,42 4
40 Brazil 2,96 1,07 7
41 Egypt 2,84 6,64 4
42 Colombia 2,73 2,41 6
43 Uganda 2,71 8,72 4
44 Philippines 2,69 0,49 8
45 Indonesia 2,65 0,95 10
46 India 2,63 0,12 9
47 Russia 2,58 0,94 5
48 Venezuela 2,5 0,4 7
49 Cameroon 2,46 2,98 4
50 China 2,43 0,52 9
51 Bangladesh 2,29 1,57 4
52 Kenya 2,21 3,69 4
53 Pakistan 1 2,52 5
54 Nigeria 0,69 6,37 4