Being helpful is inate to all of us. That is why we tend to help each other. Insider Monkey also shares us "The 10 Most Charitable Countries in the World". The financial crisis has affected every aspect of society, including charity. A recent study by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) showed that since 2007, people have been engaging less and less in charity-related activities, like volunteering. In this way, CAF revealed in a report that from 2007 to 2011, acts of kindness like helping strangers fell by 4% aggregately speaking, while volunteering time has dropped a similar amount.
A sharp decline in giving-related activities was registered in 2010-2011, CAF said in its "World Giving Index" report. The number of people who donated money, helped a stranger or volunteered have fallen by about 100 million in each case. For more info, see Insider Monkey with regards to the most charitable countries in the world.