According to Charity Aid’s 2023 Global Giving Index, 4.2 billion people around the world have helped a stranger, volunteered their time or donated money to a good cause.
Indonesia is the most generous country in the world for the sixth year in a row. The second most generous country is Ukraine, which is also the largest rising country in the index, as its score increased after it ranked tenth last year. The top ten includes only three of the world’s largest economies (Indonesia, the United States and Canada), while Liberia, one of the world’s poorest and least developed countries, occupies fourth place.
CAF Global Giving Index It is one of the largest fundraising surveys ever conducted, polling millions of people around the world since 2009. This year’s index includes data from 142 countries where people were asked three questions: Have they helped a stranger, donated money, or They volunteered for a charitable cause last month.
New data available this year sheds light on the factors that influence global generosity:
- People with strong religious beliefs have a higher giving index overall, except in Europe where this makes no difference.
- People who viewed their lives positively were more likely to donate to charity. Some of the happiest countries in the world rank in the top ten for giving money (Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Iceland).
- In Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in particular, immigrants are more likely to donate money than native citizens.
Neil Hislop, chief executive of the charity, said:
“In a time of great instability, this gives us CAF Global Giving Index Reason for hopeful optimism. Generosity is an innate human trait. It connects us all as a global community. The diversity of the countries that top the index underscores this: they cover a wide range of economic development, geography, language, religion and culture. Giving is about building a connection with the people around us, whether they live across the street or on the other side of the world.
“That is why we call on governments to do more to encourage those who can give money and time to support vibrant and resilient civil society organizations that address social and environmental challenges and the impacts of conflict and eviction.”
Original content from: Charitable Aid Foundation, transmitted by news aktuell
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