Originally Posted by Anakat
Considering that the US population is about five time the size of ours, it doesn't seem much to boast about.
And remember that 86% of statistics are made up
Seriously though, if you want to read the actual report from the horse's mouth, you can view it here in pdfhttp://www.cafonline.org/pdf/Interna...e%20Giving.pdf
Also provided here is why and where the differences in each country exist.
Remember that certain countries get extreme tax relief from charitable donations and that there are differing restrictions on what amount is tax deductible.
As an example, countries that see 50% of their income at total tax take (like France) were on the low scale for giving. Also, Ireland was included in Britain's numbers....and an individual in Ireland is not allowed to benefit from any tax deductible donations under 250 pounds (I don't know how to type pounds in terms of money on my keyboard!
). As an individual, I would find that an excessive amount for my household to be able to provide to charity without any compensation.
All in all, there are several equalizers to take into consideration..
I think we all deserve a hand!!
It's good to give regardless.