#ThrowbackThursday: Hillary, Trump and the Notion of Perceived Corruption

Both candidates are fighting against accusations of corruption, fairly or unfairly thrown at them by the opposition party

Last fall we published a video that featured data gathered by Transparency International and crunched by our data science team. The analysis revealed that North Americans were the most paranoid citizens in the world in regards to corruption, in spite of the fact that the Americas, on average, experienced the second lowest level of corruption worldwide.

Has that phenomenon changed over the last nine months? Hardly! The collective American paranoia is on full display right now (thanks largely to the press corps) as our respective Presidential nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, wind their way way down a rocky campaign trail. Both candidates are constantly fighting against accusations of corruption, fairly or unfairly thrown at them by the opposition party and the media. And so today we decided that the video deserves a second run. Not only has it retained its sense of timeliness, the bits of humor at the end now strike even deeper chords.

Do you believe what our data scientists concluded in the video — that it is possible our citizens’ collective paranoia helps curb American corruption? Or is the data saying that our view of corruption is skewed, and therefore inaccurate? Please share your opinion with us by posting a comment below.

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