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A poll reveals that Sri Lanka is leading in civic engagement

Jan 19, 2011 10:04:43 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lanka is ranked eighth in a Gallup poll of civic engagement in 130 countries measuring individuals’ likelihood to volunteer their time and assistance to others. This is revealed in a survey conducted by a US-based company.

According to the poll conducted by the Gallup Organization in 2009 and 2010, India is ranked 48th far behind neighbours Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal in a Gallup poll. Pakistan was ranked 27th with a score of 42 percent while Nepal was placed 40th with 30 percent. The US public opinion research agency said

the United States topped with 60 percent followed by Ireland with the same score and Australia in the third place with 59 percent.

In general, the Gallup poll showed people with high civic engagement are positive about the communities where they live and actively give back to them. Data from 130 countries show that, in general, adults in developed countries are much more likely to be civically engaged than those in the developing world.