Friday 2 December 2016

Food for thought

Published 14/12/2012 | 05:00

• The recent world ranking on corruption perception lists Ireland as the 25th least corrupt country out of 174.

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I have heard it said on many an occasion that without religion, society would be more immoral, more unethical and more corrupt.

How is it then that the least corrupt country out of 174 is Denmark, a country which emerged as the third least religious country out of 143 in a 2009 Gallup poll on the importance of religion (18pc of Danes said religion was important; 80.5pc said it was unimportant)?

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