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Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?

A new international index has given us our lowest rating ever – and could hit our credit rating. What do you think?
Dec 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 9,276 115

A NEW REPORT published this morning analysing perceptions of corruption in various countries around the world has given Ireland its lowest ever score.

The Transparency International index, which measures how corrupt each country’s corporate culture is seen to be by others, puts Ireland in 25th place – relatively high among the 176 countries it includes, but low by Ireland’s own standards.

John Devitt of TI Ireland said the ranking showed “how little faith investors have in our ability to prevent the abuse of power”.

Today we’re asking how you perceive Ireland – and whether you think corruption has an influence in how decisions are made. So: how corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?

Poll Results:

Quite corrupt (1703)
Very corrupt (1509)
Only slightly corrupt (899)
Not corrupt at all (235)
I don't know (74)

Read: Ireland gets worst ever global corruption ranking

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