Americans believe US society has become markedly more corrupt in the year since President Donald Trump rose to power.
According to Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog, nearly six in 10 say they believe corruption has increased in the last 12 months, up from about a third in January last year.
In the latest survey, 44 per cent of Americans say corruption is endemic in the White House, up eight percentage points and overtaking Congress as the part of government most frequently cited as corrupt.
Nearly seven in 10 also believe the government is failing to fight corruption, up from half of the respondents in 2016.
Trump took office on a pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, and rein in corporate lobbying.