Kiwis are Helpful & Tolerant - here is the proof!
Thursday, 14 April 2011
The OECD Society at a Glance study has shown that New Zealanders are among the world's most helpful and tolerant people.
The survey looked at 26 OECD countries plus China, India and South Africa.
It found that New Zealanders were the most likely to volunteer thier time. New Zealanders also came close to the top of the list when asked whether their community was tolerant towards migrants and minority groups.
More than 8500 New Zealanders aged 12 and older were surveyed over two days, using diaries to enter their activities every five minutes.
New Zealand's long standing reputation for having some of the friendliest and most helpful people in the world certainly seems to reflect the truth!