From Nice News:
Yesterday was World Kindness Day, and what could be kinder than generosity? The Charities Aid Foundation recently released its latest World Giving Index, an annual report on how people around the globe “engage in social activities for the benefit of their communities and to champion the growth of global giving.”
The long-running study analyzes three aspects of giving behavior, asking participants whether they helped a stranger, donated money to a charity, or volunteered their time to an organization within the past month. That data contributes to the World Giving Index score, which is 39 for 2022. That’s just one point lower than 2021, indicating “that the increase in global giving seen during the pandemic has been broadly maintained,” the report said.
Overall, 72% of the world’s population, or 4.2 billion people, supported others last year. The most generous country was Indonesia for the sixth year in a row, followed by Ukraine, which was the “highest climber,” gaining 13 points between 2021 and 2022.
“Generosity is innate to human behavior and binds us all together as a global community,” Charities Aid Foundation CEO Neil Heslop said in a statement. “The diversity of countries leading the index highlights this: They cover the spectrum of economic development, geography, language, religion, and culture. Giving is about building a connection with those around us, whether they are across the street or on the other side of the world.”
Read the CAF World Giving Index:
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