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View Poll Results: Which offers a better quality of life?
The US 102 45.74%
Canada 100 44.84%
It's a tie 21 9.42%
Voters: 223. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-05-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Canadians generally care for others, while Americans care only about themselves.
Americans far outrank Canadians in giving to charities, giving to individuals, donating time. For example, the percentage of Americans who will help a stranger...72%. Canadians, 57%. Maybe Canadians figure "the government will do it."

https://www.givingtuesday.org/lab/20...ing-index-2018
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Americans far outrank Canadians in giving to charities, giving to individuals, donating time. For example, the percentage of Americans who will help a stranger...72%. Canadians, 57%. Maybe Canadians figure "the government will do it."

https://www.givingtuesday.org/lab/20...ing-index-2018
Their methodology. From your link.

"To establish a rounded measure of giving behaviour across the world, the CAF World Giving Index relies on a simple averaging of the responses from the three key questions asked in each country. Each country is given a percentage score and countries are ranked on the basis of these scores. The Index measures countries by proportion of population giving rather than how much they give." ( yet they seem to contradict this later. See below)

"Have you done any of the following in the past month?
– Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
– Donated money to a charity?
– Volunteered your time to an organisation?"

I am not able to find exactly how many people they surveyed in each country, nor whether it is a mix of urban and rural people, or how many in each age group, or a host of other data that would make simple percentage answers clearer.

They do admit in their money donation rankings that the bigger the population, the higher the ranking.

"This is still a huge lead from Indonesia, who are in second place with a score of 78%. India is number one for the number of people donating money (191million) due to its high population and USA in second (158 million)"

So in the end what does it mean.

Well, even if by percentages Americans give, help or whatever more, one has to ask why is that? You may have hit on the answer.

Your point about Canadians figure " government will do it " could be taken as Americans help more because their government failed them

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Old 03-06-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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Americans far outrank Canadians in giving to charities, giving to individuals, donating time. For example, the percentage of Americans who will help a stranger...72%. Canadians, 57%. Maybe Canadians figure "the government will do it."

https://www.givingtuesday.org/lab/20...ing-index-2018
What's that got to do with it? This thread asks about *Quality of life*, not charity giving.
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I love how the conservative Republicans on here and in real life pick up on one or two examples of people having long wait times to see a doctor in places like Canada and the UK in order to derail their whole system. How can anyone with half a brain defend America's so-called health care system? It has the MOST expensive health costs in the world with the worst outcomes. Canadians generally care for others, while Americans care only about themselves. If you have cancer, it's your fault according to American logic.
This is some crazy stuff (and that's a nicer word than what originally popped into my head) right here. Especially the bolded part but all of it, really.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:35 AM
 
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Americans far outrank Canadians in giving to charities, giving to individuals, donating time. For example, the percentage of Americans who will help a stranger...72%. Canadians, 57%. Maybe Canadians figure "the government will do it."
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What's that got to do with it? This thread asks about *Quality of life*, not charity giving.
You should be asking this question not to me, but to the person who posted:

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Canadians generally care for others, while Americans care only about themselves.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Well since America is the greatest country in the world I voted for the US. However, If I had to live somewhere other than the US I'd pick Canada. I'm already close enough.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Once again:

Specifically QOL:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-cou...-life-rankings
Canada # 1 - U.S. #17

Best countries:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries
Canada #3 - U.S. #8

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Old 03-08-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I like Canada, so I don't say this out of American bravado. However, let's not forget which country has superior freedom of speech right now.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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I like Canada, so I don't say this out of American bravado. However, let's not forget which country has superior freedom of speech right now.
Ah yes, let's not:

https://nationalpost.com/news/u-s-wo...ith-disability

https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/tech/...ter/index.html

https://dailycaller.com/2013/07/02/s...o-game-threat/

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/me...9d37c83f4.html

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7...s-permit-to-no


Lastly and perhaps most telling is this one:
https://rsf.org/en/ranking

Click on the country and you'll see Canada is ranked#18 while the U.S. is ranked #45 - As goes Freedom of the Press; so goes freedom of speech.

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Old 03-08-2019, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Ah yes, let's not:

https://nationalpost.com/news/u-s-wo...ith-disability

https://www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/tech/...ter/index.html

https://dailycaller.com/2013/07/02/s...o-game-threat/

https://www.eagletribune.com/news/me...9d37c83f4.html

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7...s-permit-to-no


Lastly and perhaps most telling is this one:
https://rsf.org/en/ranking

Click on the country and you'll see Canada is ranked#18 while the U.S. is ranked #45 - As goes Freedom of the Press; so goes freedom of speech.
Yeah... I'll stick to the country where I won't get arrested for insulting a woman, thanks.
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