The perception on corruption remains negative in Romania, a country that falls among the first ten among 101 countries included in a Gallup poll where corruption is perceived as widespread. Only a third of Romanians trust their political leaders while only 58% believe they can manage to succeed in life through honest work.

The Gallup World Poll is topped by an unexpected “leader” - Lithuania. The small Baltic country is perceived as the most corrupt country, followed by Poland, Lebanon and Thailand.

Romania is tied with Russia, Ukraine and Morocco for the 7th-10th positions.

The countries perceived as least corrupt are Finland, Denmark and New Zealand, where some 55% of the population trust their political leaders. About 84% of citizens in these countries believe that honest work may bring success in life.