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.