NZ made the top 5 of the 'Worlds Kindest Countries'

trending 21/11/2017

New Zealand has been ranked one of the most generous countries in the world, ahead of the US and the UK.

New Zealand took fourth spot in the 'World Kindness Survey", conducted as part of Charities Aid Foundation's 2017 World Giving Index.

The index rates 140 countries in three categories - helping a stranger, donating money, and volunteering time - and south-east Asian nation Myanmar came out ontop.

According to the research, an impressive 91 percent of Myanmar residents gave money to charity in the past year, while 53 percent said they had helped a stranger, and more than half the population claimed they had volunteered. 

At least we beat Australia.

The 20 most generous countries:

1.Myanmar 
2.Indonesia 
3.Kenya 
4.New Zealand 
5.United States 
6.Australia 
7.Canada 
8.Ireland 
9.United Arab Emirates 
10.Netherlands 
11.United Kingdom 
12.Sierra Leone 
13.Malta 
14.Liberia 
15.Iceland 

SOURCE: Newshub