According to the CAF World Giving Index—a global research project involving over 1.3 million people in 128 countries over a ten-year period—the United States is the most generous country in the world.
The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world.
Despite comprising just over 4% of the world population, the U.S. accounts for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants.
The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants.
After accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and food stamps, the poorest 20 percent of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries, including the majority of countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and its European members.
In other words, if the U.S. “poor” were a nation, it would be one of the world’s richest.
Importantly, data were “adjusted for purchasing power to measure tangible realities like square feet of living area, foods, smartphones, etc.," according to the author of the finding.