Archive for December, 2011

The U.S. ranks 69th in approval of UN leadership

29 December 2011 Leave a comment

According to Gallup, forty-two percent of Americans approve of the leadership of the United Nations, which makes the United States tied for sixty-ninth in that category with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia, and Georgia. Sierra Leone ranks first, with eighty-six percent of the population approving of the leadership of the United Nations.

The U.S. ranks 24th in perceived honesty

12 December 2011 3 comments

According to Transparency International, in 2011 the United States has a perceived corruption score of 7.1 (with a score of 10.0 being perceived as very clean), which makes the United States rank twenty-fourth out of one hundred eighty three countries ranked in that category. New Zealand ranks first, with a score of 9.5.

As reported here, in 2010, the United States ranked twenty-second.