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(p. 747) Trust, importance of local/regional government, and levels of corruption in Europe

(p. 747) Appendix 3

Trust, importance of local/regional government, and levels of corruption in Europe

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Most people can be trusted

Trust in local and regional authorities

Local and regional government has most impact

Rank in Corruption Perception Index

The British Isles

 United Kingdom

31

47

44

16

 Ireland

40

34

16

The Rhinelandic States

 Belgium

63

36

18

 Netherlands

45

64

28

7

 Luxembourg

59

14

11

 Germany

37

65

36

14

 Austria

67

42

12

 Switzerland

54

5

The Nordic States

 Denmark

70

26

1

 Finland

59

72

46

5

 Sweden

68

68

46

1

 Norway

74

14

The Southern European States

 France

19

62

33

23

 Italy

29

25

38

55

 Spain

20

50

42

28

 Portugal

43

16

32

 Greece

34

24

57

 Malta

56

12

36

 Cyprus

10

56

23

31

The New Democracies

 Poland

19

41

42

58

 Czech Republic

49

47

45

 Hungary

45

36

47

 Slovakia

45

41

52

 Estonia

59

46

27

 Latvia

44

33

52

 Lithuania

31

25

58

 Slovenia

18

39

34

26

 Bulgaria

22

31

39

72

 Romania

20

39

40

70

Average

35

50

38

Notes and sources: Percentage assessing that most people can be trusted. Source: World Value Survey. Percentage having trust in regional and local public authorities. Source: Special Eurobarometer no. 307, Autumn 2008. Percentage assessing that local and regional government (rather than the national or European levels) has the most impact on one's living conditions. Source: Special Eurobarometer no. 307, Autumn 2008. World rank in the Corruption Perception Index 2008. Source: Transparency International. The Corruption Perception index ranks all countries in the world from the one perceived to be least corrupted (1) to most corrupted (180).