In the new Corruption Perception Index, Iceland is ranked as the world’s 12th least corrupt nation, far lower than the other Nordic nations. The index ranks countries and territories based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be.
Denmark tops the list as the world’s least corrupt nation with 92 points out of 100. New Zealand comes second with 91 points and Finland is number three with 89 points. Sweden and Norway follow, as reported on transparency.org.
Germany and Iceland share the 12th spot with 79 points. The U.K. follows with one less point and the U.S. is number 17 with 74 points. On the bottom of the list are North Korea and Somalia, sharing 174th place with eight points.