The index records the donations to charities and aid organizations, volunteering time and offering to help strangers in 135 countries. Greece ranked 135th with just 13 points out of a maximum score of 100.
In the individual categories, Greece was in 126th place as far as helping strangers is concerned, 130th place for donations to charities and aid organizations and 131st place in volunteering time category.
Through the course of a month 30% of the Greeks that were asked, stated that they help strangers, 6% that they give money to charity and only 4% said that they are involved with volunteer work.
The most willing to help were the Americans, followed by residents of Canada, Burma, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Americans were first in the category concerning helping strangers, followed by residents of Qatar. The British along with the Burmese proportionally give the most money to relief organizations, while the first place in the volunteering category went to Turkmenistan.
The index is compiled annually by the British organization “Charity Aid Foundation.” The ranking is based on more than half a million interviews given to the Gallup polling company from 2005 onwards.
Overall, despite the slowdown in global economic growth, the research showed that the level of participation in all three forms of assistance has increased compared to 2012.