More than 2.5 billion people helped a stranger over the past decade, according to CAF World Giving Index, an annual ranking of people’s generosity.
According to the index, nearly half (48.3%) of the world’s adults have helped a stranger and it is the most commonly performed giving behaviour globally.
Over the past decade, the World Giving Index has analyzed charitable behaviour around the globe in a study which has surveyed more than 1.3 million people to find out how they give.
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In its 10th Edition, the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation provides a decade’s worth of combined insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world and looks at three aspects of giving behaviour and asks: Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help? Donated money to a charity? Volunteered your time to an organization?
Seven of the 10 countries where people are most likely to help a stranger are located in Africa. Check them out: