Have you ever wondered which countries people are the most giving?
Released late last year, the well-regarded Charities Aid Foundation published its Global View of Giving Trends.
In this report, CAF focused on three key aspects of giving behaviour;
- Helping strangers
- Donating money to charity
- Volunteering personal time to an organisation
Market research firm ‘Gallup’ conducted the fieldwork required to capture giving-related data from 146 countries.
So, who came out on top?
While Myanmar (formerly Burma) held the number 1 position for the previous 4 years, it has now slipped to 9th place, to be replaced at the top by Indonesia.
We should be proud to find that Australia and New Zealand came in at 2nd and 3rd place respectively, followed by the USA in 4th.
We need to keep in mind that each of the three aspects of giving – helping strangers, donating money and volunteering time – play a key part in the findings of this report. While some countries scored higher for donating money to a charity (maybe related to disposable income) they may not have scored as high for volunteering (maybe related to working hours).
The report was able to identify global giving trends, tracked over the past 5 years of collected data. The most notable of these trends were a significant increase in the percentage of people who reported helping a stranger and volunteering their time and significantly fewer people donating their money to charity.
Top 10 countries in the world CAF Giving Index with participation in giving behaviours.
To view the complete report, click here.