The World Giving Index 2010 is the first report of its kind
looking at charitable behaviour across the world. Using data from
Gallup’s Worldview World Poll CAF looked at three different types
of charitable behaviour – giving money, giving time and helping a
stranger and used the results to produce the World Giving
Australia and New Zealand topped the Index. Malta was found to
be the country with the largest percentage of the population (83%)
giving money, the people of Turkmenistan are the most generous with
their time with 61% having given time to charity and Liberia was
top of the list for helping a stranger (76%).
The study also found that being happy is more of an influence on
giving money to charity than being wealthy.
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