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Historical Comparisons

We were able to obtain more historical data, and provide a better approach to the question wether corruption increased or decreased in some countries.

We also provide the sources of the years 1980-1992.

Conclusions concerning time trends should be based on the comparison between the 1996 score and the historical data. Comparisons with the 1995 ranking may be less precise!!

Rank Country Score96 1988-1992 Rank 1980-1985 Rank
1 New Zealand 9,43 9,3 3 8,41 2
2 Denmark 9,33 8,88 3 8,01 2
3 Sweden 9,08 8,71 3 8,01 2
4 Finland 9,05 8,88 3 8,14 2
5 Canada 8,96 8,97 3 8,41 2
6 Norway 8,87 8,69 3 8,41 2
7 Singapore 8,8 9,16 4 8,41 2
8 Switzerland 8,76 9 3 8,41 2
9 Netherlands 8,71 9,03 3 8,41 2
10 Australia 8,6 8,2 3 8,41 2
11 Ireland 8,45 7,68 3 8,28 2
12 Unit.Kingd. 8,44 8,26 3 8,01 2
13 Germany 8,27 8,13 3 8,14 2
14 Israel 7,71 7,44 2 7,27 2
15 USA 7,66 7,76 3 8,41 2
16 Austria 7,59 7,14 3 7,35 2
17 Japan 7,05 7,25 4 7,75 2
18 Hong Kong 7,01 6,87 4 7,35 2
20 France 6,96 7,45 3 8,41 2
19 Belgium 6,84 7,4 3 8,28 2
21 Chile 6,8 5,51 2 6,53 2
22 Portugal 6,53 5,5 3 4,46 2
23 South Africa 5,68 7 3 7,35 2
24 Poland 5,57 5,2 1 3,64 1
25 Czech Rep. 5,37 5,2 1 5,13 1
26 Malaysia 5,32 5,1 4 6,29 2
27 South Korea 5,02 3,5 4 3,93 2
28 Greece 5,01 5,05 3 4,2 2
29 Taiwan 4,98 5,14 4 5,95 2
30 Jordan 4,89 5,51 2 5,3 2
31 Hungary 4,86 5,22 2 1,63 2
32 Spain 4,31 5,06 3 6,82 2
33 Turkey 3,54 4,05 3 4,06 2
34 Italy 3,42 4,3 3 4,86 2
35 Argentina 3,41 5,91 2 4,94 2
36 Bolivia 3,4 1,34 1 0,67 1
37 Thailand 3,33 1,85 4 2,42 2
38 Mexico 3,3 2,23 3 1,87 2
39 Ecuador 3,19 3,27 2 4,54 2
40 Brazil 2,96 3,51 3 4,67 2
41 Egypt 2,84 1,75 2 1,12 2
42 Colombia 2,73 2,71 2 3,27 2
43 Uganda 2,71 3,27 1 0,67 1
44 Philippines 2,69 1,96 3 1,04 2
45 Indonesia 2,65 0,57 4 0,2 2
47 India 2,63 2,89 3 3,67 2
48 Russia (USSR) 2,58 3,27 1 5,13 1
46 Venezuela 2,5 2,5 3 3,19 2
49 Cameroon 2,46 3,43 2 4,59 2
50 China 2,43 4,73 3 5,13 1
51 Bangladesh 2,29 0 1 0,78 2
52 Kenya 2,21 1,6 2 3,27 2
53 Pakistan 1 1,9 3 1,52 2
54 Nigeria 0,69 0,63 2 0,99 2