The world's most giving and kind countries
The annual index measures generosity by three factors: the amount of money donated, participation in volunteering, and helping a stranger. CAF gathered survey responses from over 146,000 people across 139 countries and averaged their responses for the times they participated in either of the three categories. Africa is the only continent to see improvements in all three categories this year.Kindness can sometimes feel lacking in Britain, particularly in the capital, and no doubt many reading the above suggestions will be doing so with smirking cynicism. But the UK is actually one of the world's most generous countries, according to Charities Aid Foundation's 2017 World Giving Index.