Update: The latest edition of the World Giving Index -
Giving Index 2014 - is now available - download the
report, view the world map and join in the conversation on
This is the second edition of the 'World Giving Index', the
largest study into charitable behaviour across the globe involving
153 countries in total.
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
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