Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait among ‘most empathetic’ countries

Saudi Arabia was placed second to Ecuador, while the UAE was ranked fifth and Kuwait tenth. (File photo: Shutterstock)

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait have been placed in the top 10 countries as the most empathetic in the world, a new study found.

Researchers surveyed over 104,000 people from 63 countries, measuring their compassion for others and tendency to imagine others’ point of view.

Saudi Arabia was placed second to Ecuador, while the UAE was ranked fifth and Kuwait tenth.

The online survey was conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Indiana University.

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

*Did not specify if North Korea or South Korea.

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