Monday, December 26, 2011

USA: Ranks #1 Most Charitable Nation in the World


Charities Aid Foundation (a UK international charity): "This is the second edition of the 'World Giving Index', the largest study into charitable behavior across the globe involving 153 countries in total. Using data from Gallup's Worldview World Poll, the report is based on three measures of giving behavior - giving money, volunteering time and helping a stranger.

The results show that the USA is officially the most charitable nation in the world, moving from fifth place last year to first place this year. Ireland is the second most charitable country and Australia the third (see chart above, click to enlarge). Overall the World Giving Index, demonstrates that the world has become a more charitable place over the last 12 months - with a 2% increase in the global population 'helping a stranger' and a 1% increase in people volunteering."

HT: Taxprof via Instapundit and Newsalert

13 Comments:

At 12/26/2011 8:17 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Hmmm, I wonder why that supposed power house of manufacturing, China ranks so low?

Obviously they're smarter than we are when it comes to wasting money on usless endeavors...

 
At 12/26/2011 9:15 AM, Blogger bob wright said...

USA: #1
China: #140

South Korea: #57
North Korea: Not included

Apparently the people's paradise of North Korea doesn't believe in charitable giving. State enforced wealth re-distribution means there is no need, or no desire, for charitable giving.

Israel: #38
Syria: #90
Jordan: #118
Palestinian Territory: #142
Egypt: #110

 
At 12/26/2011 9:30 AM, OpenID moneyjihad said...

But this doesn't fit the America-is-evil narrative, so it's coming soon to page F53 of your daily newspaper.

 
At 12/26/2011 10:48 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Apparently the people's paradise of North Korea doesn't believe in charitable giving"...

Well bob wright maybe in this particular instance the N. Koreans are smarter than we are...

Maybe the countries that don't give took some lessons to heart:

Example 1

Example 2

My all time favorite example: The United States is the leading provider of bilateral economic and development assistance to the Palestinians, having provided more than $2.9 billion since 1994 for programs in the areas of water and sanitation, infrastructure, education, health care, economic growth, and democracy...

 
At 12/26/2011 3:09 PM, Blogger AIG said...

Juandos, this isn't counting government foreign aid, its counting all charitable givings of all sources.

 
At 12/26/2011 9:33 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>> it's coming soon to page F53 of your daily newspaper.

No, it's coming to page F53 of your MONDAY paper... which, oddly, has only sections A through D.

Ya gotta get these locations down pat if you're gonna predict 'em accurately.

 
At 12/26/2011 9:35 PM, Blogger Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...

Whatever else North Korea is, I doubt that "smarter than us" is a characteristic we can ascribe to that Workers' Paradise.

I guess the one "charitable" thing that North Korea does is to make all the hundreds of OTHER countries look good in comparison. Kind of a odd "feel good" function.

 
At 12/26/2011 9:35 PM, Blogger Richard Rider, Chair, San Diego Tax Fighters said...

Whatever else North Korea is, I doubt that "smarter than us" is a characteristic we can ascribe to that Workers' Paradise.

I guess the one "charitable" thing that North Korea does is to make all the hundreds of OTHER countries look good in comparison. Kind of a odd "feel good" function.

 
At 12/27/2011 1:18 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Juandos, this isn't counting government foreign aid, its counting all charitable givings of all sources"....

You're missing the point aig, the point being that if you 'give' something to people instead of the people 'earning' it, it accomplishes nothing...

U.S. Aid Is Holding Africa Back

Africa receives about $11 billion a year in foreign aid from America, and an equal amount in loans from the World Bank.

In spite of this largesse, or perhaps because of it, Africa remains the world's least developed region.

 
At 12/27/2011 1:30 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"Whatever else North Korea is, I doubt that "smarter than us" is a characteristic we can ascribe to that Workers' Paradise"...

Well richard rider you don't see the N. Koreans wasting so much as a single won of their meager resources on aid...

Look at how nuch this country has wasted in aid dollars to N. Korea and are the people any better off for it?

 
At 12/27/2011 1:45 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

juandos: All of your cites are for government to governmnent foreign aid, which I agree is at best wasted money, and at worst harmful to the people of the receiving countries. The World giving Index includes only individual charitable giving of time and money.

I have no problem with personally helping someone in need, but have a real problem with some third party ripping money out of my pocket to give to others.

 
At 12/27/2011 2:08 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"...includes only individual charitable giving of time and money"...

Its still money wasted ron h which I don't think is something to brag about...

 
At 12/28/2011 2:08 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

juandos: "Its still money wasted ron h which I don't think is something to brag about..."

Bah Humbug! :)

 

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