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The Global Kindness Study: Results

The Global Kindness Study: Results

  • The biggest factor associated with kindness wasn't age or income, but personality.
  • People who talk to strangers more often not only observe but receive more kindness themselves.
  • Our fears of talking to strangers usually don't live up to reality and people tend to enjoy it more than they expect to.
  • When regions of the world were compared, the fear of misinterpretation was lower in the US than in the UK or in countries in Africa.
  • In the US, the use of social media was more often given as a barrier to kindness


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Being Kinder

The Kindness Test is the world's largest survey on what it means to be kind. It's shed light on the barriers that stop us from being kind – but also that empathy truly is international.

More than 60,000 people from 144 countries chose to tak...


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