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U.S. fifth in giving

The U.S. tied with Switzerland for fifth place in a "world giving index" by the British-based Charities Aid Foundation, which measured charitable behavior across the globe.

The ranking in the "World Giving Index 2010" was based on the U.S.' showing in three categories — percent of Americans gave to an organization; 39 percent volunteered for a group; and 65 percent were willing to aid a stranger.

Australia and New Zealand were ranked as the most charitable countries, followed by Ireland and Canada.


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