Correlation between COVID-19 Vaccination and Country Corruption

 

Correlation between COVID-19 Vaccination and Corruption



This week we take a look at COVID-19 vaccination rates and perceived country corruption.


I ranked countries from 1 to 176 based on the percentage of the population that had taken at least one dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, with 1 being country with the largest share and 176 being the country with the smallest. For that I used the vaccination rates from OurWorldInData. 

I then took the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency.org where it ranks countries from 1 to 179 based on their "perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys". 

I excluded any countries from OurWorldInData that didn't overlap with the countries in Transparency.org and vice versa. 


The linear correlation coefficient that measures the correlation between corruption and vaccination is r=0.7 and can be considered  strong. 

You can find all the data on the table below. 


Country

Corruption

Vaccination

Afghanistan

165

158

Albania

104

96

Algeria

104

130

Angola

142

143

Argentina

78

45

Armenia

60

136

Australia

11

37

Austria

15

51

Azerbaijan

129

72

Bahamas

30

98

Bahrain

78

41

Bangladesh

146

114

Barbados

29

69

Belarus

63

109

Belgium

15

25

Benin

83

159

Bhutan

24

20

Bolivia

124

89

Bosnia and Herzegovina

111

111

Botswana

35

121

Brazil

94

29

Brunei Darussalam

35

31

Bulgaria

69

117

Burkina Faso

86

168

Cambodia

160

10

Cameroon

149

167

Canada

11

14

Central African Republic

146

153

Chad

160

171

Chile

25

6

China

78

17

Colombia

92

64

Comoros

160

113

Congo

165

148

Costa Rica

42

39

Cote d'Ivoire

104

149

Croatia

63

76

Cuba

63

3

Cyprus

42

43

Czechia

49

60

Democratic Republic of the Congo

170

176

Denmark

1

15

Djibouti

142

141

Dominica

48

93

Dominican Republic

137

61

Ecuador

92

52

Egypt

117

134

El Salvador

104

49

Equatorial Guinea

174

125

Estonia

17

58

Eswatini

117

120

Ethiopia

94

155

Finland

3

22

France

23

23

Gabon

129

147

Gambia

102

139

Georgia

45

107

Germany

9

36

Ghana

75

151

Greece

59

53

Grenada

52

101

Guatemala

149

104

Guinea

137

135

Guinea Bissau

165

150

Guyana

83

73

Haiti

170

175

Honduras

157

97

Hong Kong

11

57

Hungary

69

55

Iceland

17

4

India

86

70

Indonesia

102

91

Iran

149

79

Iraq

160

132

Ireland

20

18

Israel

35

32

Italy

52

19

Jamaica

69

122

Japan

19

26

Jordan

60

88

Kazakhstan

94

81

Kenya

124

145

Korea, South

33

13

Kosovo

104

74

Kuwait

78

54

Kyrgyzstan

124

131

Laos

134

82

Latvia

42

66

Lebanon

149

108

Lesotho

83

128

Liberia

137

161

Libya

173

118

Lithuania

35

46

Luxembourg

9

44

Madagascar

149

172

Malawi

129

152

Malaysia

57

24

Maldives

75

27

Mali

129

164

Malta

52

5

Mauritania

134

142

Mauritius

52

34

Mexico

124

67

Moldova

115

116

Mongolia

111

38

Montenegro

67

84

Morocco

86

56

Mozambique

149

144

Myanmar

137

127

Namibia

57

133

Nepal

117

103

Netherlands

8

21

New Zealand

1

33

Nicaragua

159

138

Niger

123

162

Nigeria

149

157

North Macedonia

111

86

Norway

7

16

Oman

49

62

Pakistan

124

102

Panama

111

40

Papua New Guinea

142

165

Paraguay

137

85

Peru

94

68

Philippines

115

110

Poland

45

65

Portugal

33

2

Qatar

30

8

Romania

69

99

Russia

129

95

Rwanda

49

124

Saint Lucia

45

105

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

40

119

Sao Tome and Principe

63

100

Saudi Arabia

52

42

Senegal

67

140

Serbia

94

77

Seychelles

27

12

Sierra Leone

117

156

Singapore

3

9

Slovakia

60

75

Slovenia

35

63

Solomon Islands

78

129

Somalia

179

163

South Africa

69

112

South Sudan

179

173

Spain

32

7

Sri Lanka

94

35

Sudan

174

166

Suriname

94

83

Sweden

3

30

Switzerland

3

48

Syria

178

154

Taiwan

28

59

Tajikistan

149

106

Tanzania

94

170

Thailand

104

71

Timor-Leste

86

92

Togo

134

137

Trinidad and Tobago

86

80

Tunisia

69

78

Turkey

86

50

Turkmenistan

165

174

Uganda

142

146

Ukraine

117

123

United Arab Emirates

21

1

United Kingdom

11

28

United States of America

25

47

Uruguay

21

11

Uzbekistan

146

90

Vanuatu

75

126

Venezuela

176

94

Vietnam

104

87

Yemen

176

169

Zambia

117

160

Zimbabwe

157

115





Comments