The world’s most generous nations
When it comes to the sheer number of people donating money to charity, India and the United States are the world’s top two nations with 184 and 164 mln people making monthly donations respectively in 2014. However, in percentage terms, the people of Myanmar are the world’s most generous, according to CAF’s World Giving Index.
When interviewed in 2014, 92% of respondents in Myanmar said that they donated money to charity over the previous month, adding up to a grand total of 37 mln people. Thailand comes second with 87% of respondents making a donation during the month prior to the survey. A high proportion of Theravada Buddhists practising Sangha Dana in both countries is one of the primary reasons for the generous donation rate. (Source: Statista)