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Old 03-28-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Originally Posted by CelticGermanicPride View Post
the us is ranked 1st. it ranks the uk 5th.
"The survey relied on data from the Gallup polling organization, and asked whether people had donated money (two-thirds of Americans), volunteered their time (43 percent) or helped a stranger in the preceding month (73 percent).
"The survey's authors noted that charitable behavior is not correlated with wealth. Of the 20 countries that the World Bank ranks richest by gross domestic product, only five made it into the top 20 of the index."
Ok, this link, from your post...

https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/WorldG...92010Print.pdf

Ranks the US as 5th.

I imagine the US is so high because people here would rather give to charity than the government. Which is ok but it probably equals out if you look at where taxes go in Europe.

Last edited by vivelafrance; 03-28-2012 at 04:41 PM..

 
Old 03-28-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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This thread has gone way off topic. Time to shut it down.
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