Philanthropic giving may down in the U.S., but not enough to knock the country off its second-place perch on a ranking of global charity, according to a new analysis of charitable efforts around the world.
The report, authored by grant maker CAF America, shows that the number of Americans who said they had donated to a charity in the previous month declined to 63% in 2014 from 68% the year prior. But Americans make up for that decline with other efforts like volunteering and helping strangers.
Burma ranked first on the list with 92% of the country’s residents donating money in the past month, the report found. The majority of the country’s population contributes to Buddhist causes, with some even giving daily, according to the report.
New Zealand, Canada and Australia round out the remainder of the top five.
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