Sweden Among Least Corrupt Nations

Sweden ties for the top spot as one of the least corrupt countries in the world in a new survey.

In this year’s Corruptions Perceptions Index from Transparency International, Sweden, Denmark, and New Zealand share first place as the countries where officials are least likely to line their own pockets.

Singapore finished fourth and Finland and Switzerland share fifth place.

Australia and Canada tied for ninth place. Britain is rated 16th, and the United States shares 18th place with Japan.

Swedish finished sixth in the corruption index last year.

In its survey of 180 countries, Transparency International says the most corrupt are Somalia, Iraq, and Burma.