Just the Statistics

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Just the Statistics

While bar charts, line graphs and simple numbers are hardly capable of providing the defining answer to many economic, social and political questions, they are certainly a good way of obtaining a general overview of any particular subject.

Each month the Business Supplement will look into a brace of statistical information and provide readers with what we consider to be the central elements of these figures.

Thai’s are the 4th most generous in the world

According to the Charities Aid Foundation’s 2019 World Giving Index, Thailand scored 4th in the entire world in terms of the generosity of its citizens, with 71 percent of people donating money in the prior month at the time of the report.

Myanmar came in at the top position with 81 per cent of people making a donation of some kind.

It is speculated that the reason for these two countries being highly ranked is the fact that there are a large number of people offering food and other requisites to the community of Buddhist monks and nuns.

In second place on the list, also at 71 per cent was the UK. This may be unsurprising to some since the sheer weight of pressure from charities urging people to make donations is evident in everyday life there. Elderly people are particularlytargeted by charities and with an ageing population it is no surprise that the UK ranks so high.

Malta was in third place with the same rate of the population making a donation.

In 5th place was the Netherlands, whilst in 6th and 7thplaces were Ireland and Indonesia, respectively.

Australia, New Zealand and Canada rounded up the rest of the top 10 positions in that order.

Phuket ranks well for Vegan options

In keeping with a Hayes and Jarvis’s analysis of Trip Advisor ratings late last year, Phuket came in second place worldwide for providing vegan options for visitors and locals alike.

Fully 20.1 per cent of all restaurants in Phuket were either vegan or provided vegan options.

Just beating Phuket to the post was Dublin in first place, with 21.1 percent of restaurants providing vegan fare, or classified as vegan establishments.

In third place was Amsterdam with 19.8 per cent, followed by London at 19 per cent and Venice at 18.6 per cent.

The rest of the top 10 was made up of cities that were spread across the world far and wide.

Florence made 6th place with 18.4 per cent of restaurants suitable for vegans, followed by Orlando, Athens, New York and Johannesburg with scores ranging from 17.3 per cent to 15.5 per cent.