This map shows World Giving Index in 153 countries around the world. The World Giving Index allows us to establish a rounded view of charitable behaviour worldwide reflecting the fact that being charitable is about more than simply giving money.
Key findings for 2010:
- 20% of the world's population had volunteered time
- 30% of the world's population had given money to charity
- 45% of the world's population had helped a stranger.
- Australia and New Zealand are, jointly, the most 'giving' countries in the world. These countries both boast a World Giving Index score (the average of their scores on 'giving money', 'giving time', and 'helping a stranger') of 57%.
- Eight other countries from three regions also have a World Giving Index score of over 50%.
What is the World Giving Index?
The "World Giving Index" is the first report of its kind looking at charitable behaviour across the world. Using data from Gallup's Worldview World Poll Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) looked at three different types of charitable behaviour – giving money, giving time and helping a stranger and used the results to produce the "World Giving Index".
How is the World Giving Index calculated?
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) used data from Gallup's WorldView World Poll (worldview.gallup.com) which is an ongoing research project carried out in 153 countries that together represent around 95% of the world's population. The survey asks three questions on charitable behaviour.
- donated money to an organisation?
- volunteered time to an organisation?
- helped a stranger, or someone they didn't know who needed help?
Respondents are over 15 years old and samples are probability-based.Surveys are carried out by telephone or face-to-face depending on the country's telephone coverage.
There is no single method to evaluate the contribution of individuals to society can be perfect. Different stakeholders will have different views on what data should be included and how it should be treated. The aim of this report has been to bring to light, for the first time, a truly global and credible dataset that gives an understanding of this vital subject in a robust, yet straightforward way.
- Giving money or time to an organisation could include political parties/organisations as well as registered charities, community organisations, and places of worship.
- Gallup aim to update each country's survey once a year and CAF worked with data downloaded in March 2010.
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