A global view of giving trends
The 2014 edition of the World Giving Index is now available.
Welcome to the fourth edition of the World Giving Index, which
looks at charitable behaviour across the world, involving more than
130 countries. The report is based on more than half a million
interviews conducted by Gallup since 2005/06, as part of their
World Poll survey.
The World Giving Index score is based on an average of three
measures of giving behaviour - the percentage of people who, in a
typical month, donate money to charity,
volunteer their time, and help a
stranger. The three behaviours are also looked at on an
individual basis within the report.
This year’s report shows that, though the pace of economic
expansion has slowed, the levels of involvement in giving – for all
three measures – has increased on last year's results. However,
looking at the longer term, only the percentage of people saying
that they have helped a stranger has exceeded 2008 levels.
The report includes:
- analysis of levels of giving worldwide
- an index of all countries ranked by their average on the three
- insight into fluctuations in the three giving behaviours
- recommendations for what governments around the world can do to
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To find more analysis of World Giving Index data, read articles
about issues in global philanthropy and learn about our Future
World Giving project, visit the Future World Giving