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Do YOU Live In One Of The Most Corrupt States In The Country? The Worst States May Surprise You

By / 08.11.14

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Alaska? And South Dakota? That’s not even fair, there’s only like 8 people that live in those states combined, so if even one person goes out and fabricates some votes that’s 12.5% of the state that’s now considered corrupt. According to Daily Mail,

“A new study claims to have determined the most unscrupulous states in the USA, based on research of more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008.
A joint venture between the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University, the study also looked at patterns in state spending to develop a corruption index, in order to estimate the most and least corrupt states in the union…

Interestingly, the data collected for the study goes beyond what is reported in the media, with many of the cases being small.
The results may therefore surprise people, with some of the states listed not necessarily having a reputation for being crooked.
It also means states that do have a reputation for highly-publicized corruption, such as New Jersey and New York, do not make the list.
The report said that: ‘States with higher levels of corruption are likely to favor construction, salaries, borrowing, correction, and police protection at the expense of social sectors such as education, health and hospitals.’”

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The most corrupt states, according to the study, are:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Tennessee
  4. Illinois
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Alabama
  7. Alaska
  8. South Dakota
  9. Kentucky
  10. Florida

While the least corrupt states are:

  1. Oregon
  2. Washington
  3. Minnesota
  4. Nebraska
  5. Iowa
  6. Vermont
  7. Utah
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Colorado
  10. Kansas

Which is completely unsurprising, considering that everyone in Colorado is too stoned out of their minds to even be able to spell “corruption” and the people in Oregon are too busy Instagramming their morning coffee and doing other hipster bullshit to give a shit about police protection and salaries.

[H/T Daily Mail]
[Image via Daily Mail]


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