Posted: Sep 8, 2010 1:11 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Sep 8, 2010 1:15 PM
Australia and New Zealand share first place, and the United States is tied for fifth, in a first-of-its kind survey ranking 153 nations on the willingness of their citizens to donate time and money to charity.
China ranks near the bottom, barely above last-place Madagascar.
The report was released Wednesday by the British-based Charities Aid Foundation. Its overall rankings were a composite of three categories - the percentage of people who donated money, donated time and helped a stranger in the month prior to being surveyed.
Australia and New Zealand topped the index with a score of 57 percent, trailed by Canada, Ireland, the United States and Switzerland. Several major nations were near the bottom - including India, Russia and China.