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3 Depressing Charts That Show How Corrupt People Think The World Is

Transparency International polled 114,000 people in 107 countries about their experiences with official corruption. Here's what they think.

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Basically, the entire world. People in India, Brazil, the United States, Indonesia, and Russia, which combined include roughly 2 billion people, all said corruption has increased in their countries.

These are the countries where people said there was "no change" in corruption:


The economic heavy hitters here are Switzerland and Japan. There's also a gaggle of eternally well-run Nordic countries: Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

And, finally, these are the countries where people said there was less corruption


The biggest country here is the Philippines, along with Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cambodia, Fiji, Georgia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Taiwan. The full report, the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, is available here.

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

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