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Countries With the Most Empathy

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Americans aren’t the worst by far, but certainly aren’t No. 1 when it comes to empathy for others. A new study ranking of “the ability to understand and share the feelings of others” in 63 countries puts the U.S. in seventh place – behind Saudi Arabia. Why didn’t Americans fare better? Michigan State University’s William Chopik, lead author of the study in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, says our psychology has changed in recent years, with Americans becoming more self-centered. “These changes might ultimately cause us to leave our close relationships behind.” Here are the 10 most empathetic countries:

  1. Ecuador
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Peru
  4. Denmark
  5. United Arab Emirates
  6. South Korea
  7. United States
  8. Taiwan
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Kuwait

(Science Daily)

This article was written by chris@canyonmedia.net