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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2 Comments on “U.S. Most Charitable Nation in the World”

  1. Big Frank Says:

    Of course, we are the most generous nation on the planet, at home and abroad. Most countries ,even relatively wealthy ones are cheap SOB’s compared to the generosity of the USA as a nation and it’s citizens as individuals.

  2. PB-in-AL Says:

    @Big Frank – indeed, just look at the generosity poured out after the Indonesian tsunami, the floods in Pakistan, etc., etc., etc.

    The most ironic part is how much the world whines if we’re a bit delayed with our generosity…. gee, that reminds me of the OWS babies and they way they’re treating Trinity Episcopal Church in NYC.


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