We’re #1!

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The next time someone says that we are a greedy nation, point them to this survey by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Using data from Gallup’s Worldview World Poll, the report is based on three measures of giving behaviour – giving money, volunteering time and helping a stranger.

The results show that the USA is officially the most charitable nation in the world, moving from fifth place last year to first place this year. Ireland is the second most charitable country and Australia the third.

Overall the World Giving Index, demonstrates that the world has become a more charitable place over the last 12 months – with a 2% increase in the global population ‘helping a stranger’ and a 1% increase in people volunteering.

The analysis includes:

  • the global view
  • changes in the three giving behaviours
  • regional comparisons
  • comparisons between 2010 and 2011 data

Via AOSHQ and the TaxProf blog.

6 thoughts on “We’re #1!

  1. It has ever been this way. Heck, as far as I know, we’re the only nation that has ever rebuilt a nation after we not only defeat it in time of war, but leave it to itself without turning it into a colony.

  2. Very telling…. UAE at 47? Wow! By the by, you’re doing a great job at sticking up for yourself. They can be a tough bunch over there. I’m trying to jump in and defend you.

  3. I’m not going back…the Paulbots over there are unredeemable. I’ll happily eat my words if he is the nominee but he is due for an explosion of ignorance pretty soon, so we will see.

    I may have to quit blogging all together soon anyway. There’s a career thing on the horizon that would be tasty enough to end my “opinionator” role and probably put an end to the public service possibility. In such a position, what I’ve been doing for the past several years on the commentary front would not be possible…

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