Have you done any of the following in the past month?
- Helped a stranger, or someone you didn’t know who needed help?
- Donated money to a charity?
- Volunteered your time to an organisation?
CAF has been producing its World Giving Index for a decade and we are delighted this year to present this special 10th edition. To celebrate 10 years of data, we decided to look at the top and bottom countries aggregated for the 10 years.
This report includes the results of around 1.3 million individuals interviewed across the globe over the last 10 years. The result is the biggest survey into giving ever produced and made freely available. All fieldwork across the 10 years has been conducted by the market research firm, Gallup,1 as part of its World Poll initiative.
In Australia and New Zealand, the Index scores are the most consistent of any continent. Unlike in the USA and Canada where we have seen a general downward trajectory in scores over the last few years, these two countries in Oceania move up and down more although they are also remarkably consistent with top and bottom scores only 5 percentage points apart. This is the most consistent of any of the continents over the years.
Australia saw peaks of 60% in the CAF World Giving Index in 2012 and 2016 and came close again reaching 59% in World Giving Index 2018. New Zealand meanwhile peaked at 61% in World Giving Index 2015.