Thursday, October 27, 2016

Americans Are Almost the Most Generous

The U.S. is the second most generous country in the world, according to the U.K.-based CAF America, an international nonprofit organization. But the country in first place may surprise you - it's Myanmar, where 70 percent of people (up from 66 percent last year) say they have helped a stranger, volunteered their time or given money to a charity in the past year.

The U.S. came in second place with a score of 61 percent, unchanged from 2015. In the U.S., 63 percent of Americans said they donated money to a good cause while 43 percent said they volunteered time and 73 percent said they helped a stranger.

Myanmar’s ranking is largely driven by high levels of participation by donating money (91 percent) and volunteering (55 percent). The World Giving Index surveyed 148,000 people in 140 countries.

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