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The 2018 World's Most Generous Countries Report

In this season of giving, helping others isn't always a monetary act. With insights from 146 countries, discover in which ones people are most likely to lend a helping hand, whether through volunteerism, charitable donations or kindness to strangers.

Have you done any of the following in the past month? How about volunteered your time at an organization?

If you said "yes," you join the ranks of almost 1 billion people worldwide who reported volunteering their time to an organization in the past month. The 2018 World's Most Generous Countries Report tracks the charitable inclinations of more than 153,000 adults in 146 countries and how they gave their money, time or assistance to others in need. The questions measure residents' responsibility to the communities they live in and help governments, businesses and organizations better understand the population of potential volunteers.

This report can assist global leaders with one of the most important tasks they face -- encouraging citizens to share responsibility and be willing participants in helping solve problems in their communities.

Last year,

53%

of Indonesians said they had volunteered their time to an organization in the past month.

Adults worldwide continued to be less likely to give their time

18%

than they were to give their money

27%

or to help a stranger in need

43%

Last year, almost

1 billion

people reported volunteering their time to an organization in the past month.

When leaders learn how to unlock the energy behind people's generosity to others, they can work together to share responsibility for the problems facing their communities and solve them.

The 2018 The World's Most Generous Countries Report analyzes Gallup's most recent data on volunteerism and charitable giving. Discover how generous the world is -- and which countries are the most generous -- today.

Gallup World Poll

Download this report to learn:

  • how charitable people are in 146 countries and which countries are the most civically engaged
  • how to better understand the population of potential volunteers
  • the figures worldwide of people who say they helped a stranger or someone they didn't know who was in need
  • which countries are the least likely to help a stranger

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