Cyprus & World News

Cyprus ranks 24th in World Giving Index

04 December, 2013

The fourth edition of the World Giving Index, which looks at charitable behaviour across 135 countries, ranks Cyprus in 24th place based on three measures of giving behaviour - the percentage of people who, in a typical month, donate money to charity, volunteer their time, and help a stranger.
Cyprus was 37th in helping a stranger, 27th in donating money and 34th in volunteering. In all, 54% of the people that took part in the survey said that they do help a stranger in a typical month; 47% give money to charity and 27% volunteer their time.
Greece finds itself at the bottom of the overall ranking (135th). The US is the most charitable country, followed by Canada, Burma, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
The report is compiled by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation and is based on more than half a million interviews conducted by Gallup since 2005/06, as part of their World Poll survey.