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The U.S. ranks 19th in perceived honesty

3 December 2013 1 comment

According to Transparency International, in 2013 the United States has a Corruption Perception Index score of 73 out of possible 100 points, with higher scores indicating greater perceived honesty and lower scores indicating greater perceived corruption. That is enough to make the United States rank nineteenth out of one hundred seventy-seven ranked countries. Denmark and New Zealand are tied for first, with a score of 91.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in freedom from corruption

4 July 2013 2 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “freedom from corruption” score of 71, which makes the United States rank twenty-fourth out of one hundred seventy-seven countries ranked in that category. New Zealand ranks first, with a score of 95.

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The U.S. ranks 12th in prosperity

3 November 2012 1 comment

According to the Legatum Institute, the United States ranks twelfth in prosperity, out of one hundred forty-two countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first. The eleven countries more prosperous than the United States are:

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Sweden
  4. Australia
  5. New Zealand
  6. Canada
  7. Finland
  8. Netherlands
  9. Switzerland
  10. Ireland
  11. Luxembourg

The U.S. ranks 11th in happiness

30 March 2012 1 comment

According the the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the United States ranks eleventh in the “Average Cantril Ladder,” a measure of happiness. Denmark ranks first. The top ten countries are:

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. Norway
  4. Netherlands
  5. Canada
  6. Switzerland
  7. Sweden
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Ireland

The U.S. ranks 22nd in freedom from corruption

12 March 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a freedom from corruption score of 71, which makes the United States tied for twenty-second with Belgium out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked countries. Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore are tied for first, with a score of 94.

In 2011 the United States ranked nineteenth, with a score of 75.

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.

The U.S. ranks 17th in credit worthiness

6 August 2011 Leave a comment

According to Standard & Poor’s, the U.S. has a credit rating of AA+, which makes the U.S. rank seventeenth in the world in that category. Sixteen economies rank higher, at AAA. They are: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.