U.S. Most Charitable Nation in the World
Just thought I’d throw this out there. Who knows? You can always use it as ammunition when sparring with some anti-American idiot on the web:
U.S. jumps to top of charity index
By Lauren Markoe| Religion News Service – WaPo
WASHINGTON — Americans: the most generous people in the world. In this season of giving, that’s no idle gloat.
According to a new study, the United States tops a massive global charity survey, rising from fifth place in 2010.
The “World Giving Index,” based on 150,000 interviews with citizens of 153 nations, ranks the U.S. highest on a scale that weighed monetary donations, volunteer work, and willingness to help out a stranger.
“In spite of economic hardships and uncertainty in the future, the American spirit is caring and strong, as these survey findings clearly show,” said David Venne, interim CEO of CAFAmerica, the Virginia-based charities consultant that released the results of the index.
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