Six most generous nations: US ties for fifth

4. Ireland

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    More than 250 volunteers from Ireland are building 200 homes in the town of Quanaminthe, Haiti, as shown in 2009.
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Ireland and Canada were tied for third place.

In Ireland:

• 72 percent donate.

• 35 percent volunteer.

• 60 percent help strangers.

Ireland is one of the many nations where women are more likely to help a stranger than men.

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