Many Americans think that our government is plenty corrupt. But in comparison to the rest of the world? We’re a role model. Overall, the U.S. ranks as the 17th-least corrupt country in the world.
We have a great deal of corruption in many forms, like lobbying, bribery, and gerrymandering. But according to the corruption index, the U.S. pales in comparison to countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The U.S. clearly has issues to work out. With the status quo firmly set in place, however, there isn’t much indication that citizens should expect changes in the near term.