Benevolent Britain

Britain is in the top five "kindest" countries with people more likely to help a stranger than in almost any other country, according to a new report.

The study found that Britons are kinder, more generous and more eager to help others. 

The top five in the "kindness league table" was:

1. America
2. Ireland
3. Australia
4. New Zealand
5. Great Britain

It was based on "pro-social behaviour", such as whether people volunteered, gave money to charity or helped a stranger in the last month. This included helping an old lady with her shopping or teaching children to read.

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