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.
1. Unites States
2011 Giving Index Score: 60%
2010 Ranking: 5