Six most generous nations: US ties for fifth

5. Switzerland

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer, a UNICEF ambassador, plays cricket in India in 2006.

In Switzerland:

• 71 percent donate.

• 34 percent volunteer.

• 60 percent help a stranger.

Although Switzerland is tied with the US, Americans are 5 percent more likely to aid a stranger than the Swiss.

Ms. Saxon-Harrold said that Switzerland had more government initiatives to encourage philanthropy than many other nations.

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