As a religious country Myanmar is the most giving, but many religions such as Buddhism and Islam have charitable elements incorporated as part of their practice. In this way Myanmar’s charitable nature is forced upon them by the prevalence of Buddhism in this country, combined with the fact that it has been a closed country until very recently. Furthermore, Myanmar’s practice of Theravada Buddhism teaches that, through reincarnation, charitable actions will gain them merit that will enhance their next life for the better. It could be argued then that other countries that are not as religious could be more genuinely altruistic as they are not expecting to gain anything from it. As a result the US, as the second place in the World Giving Index and a multicultural secular country, is arguably the most charitable.