A “Lil Positivity”: The World’s Top 10 Most Giving Countries (Where Does The U.S. Rank??)

- By Bossip Staff

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

For the second year in a row, London-based Charities Aid Foundation has released a list of the most (and least) charitable countries in the world. In order to determine which countries were the most giving, Charities Aid Foundation examined giving behavior through a survey that asked participants three questions:

In the past month, which of the following have you done?
– Donated money to a charity?
– Volunteered your time to an organization?
– Helped a stranger or someone you didn’t know who needed help?

They then created a World Giving Index by averaging the answers in each of the 153 countries where the poll was conducted. The lowest ranked country landed a 12% WGI.

Considering the questions asked, you can probably guess where the U.S. came in. But some of the other countries on the list may surprise you.

Click through and check out the ten most giving countries in the world.

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

10. Laos
2011 Giving Index Score:
50%
2010 Ranking: 11

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

9. Thailand
2011 Giving Index Score:
51%
2010 Ranking: 25

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

8. Sri Lanka
2011 Giving Index Score:
51%
2010 Ranking: 8

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

7. Canada
2011 Giving Index Score:
54%
2010 Ranking: 3

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

6. Netherlands
2011 Giving Index Score:
54%
2010 Ranking: 7

The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

5. United Kingdom
2011 Giving Index Score:
57%
2010 Ranking: 8

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    The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

    4. New Zealand
    2011 Giving Index Score:
    57%
    2010 Ranking: 1

    The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

    3. Australia
    2011 Giving Index Score:
    58%
    2010 Ranking: 1

    The World's Ten Most Charitable Countries

    2. Ireland
    2011 Giving Index Score:
    59%
    2010 Ranking: 3

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