According to the Index, New Zealand and Denmark and numbers 1 and 2 as the least corrupt. followed closely by Singapore and Sweden tied for number 3.
The United States comes in at number 19. We would probably do better except for Congress. But Puerto Rico is counted separately, coming in at number 35.
Russia is tied at number 146, tied with Cameroon, Ecuador, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe? That’s not a neighborhood I would want to be included in.
Brother Hugo’s Venezuela, the lodestone for all American leftists, comes in at number 162.
And the two most corrupt states are… Afghanistan and Somalia.
Remember though, this is just a measure of perception, not an actual measurement of corruption, which would surely be…corrupt.
Most people in Oregon perceive their State government to be be honest. Even though the Governor and most of the legislature are firmly in the pockets of Labor Unions and Lobbyists.