One of the Poorest Nations Now Tops U.S. as World’s Most Charitable

Giving increased across the world last year and, despite economic uncertainty, the encouraging news shows people are even more willing to donate money that in previous years.

The world’s most charitable people live in Myanmar — the Asian country that tied the United States last year because they gave so much to charity, volunteered their time, and so often helped strangers. They surged to the top of the list with strong gains, even as American volunteerism was up.