New Zealand named one of the world's kindest countries

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. 

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 

16.Thailand 

17.Iran 

18.Germany 

19.Norway 

20.Zambia 

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