Note: This is a summary of a story that was previously featured on NPTtv about the most charitable nations on the planet.
A study conducted by the Charities Aid Foundation in the United Kingdom among 153 countries sheds light on the most generous countries in the world, as well as those that are unenthusiastic about charitable giving. According to the study, Australia and New Zealand are in a tie as the most generous nations in the world. The United States came in at number 6 according to the study. On the other hand, some of the fastest growing economies in the world, that of China and India, were identified as being among the least charitable.
The study focused on the percentage of each country's population that made charitable donations, those who became a volunteer in the month prior to the survey being conducted, and the percentage of people who provided assistance to a stranger in the past month. Australia and New Zealand both received average scores of 57, Ireland and Canada ranked at 56, with Switzerland and the US coming in at 55. India ranked at 134 and China at 147 on the list after the study results were finalized.