The Kindness Test -- devised by the University of Sussex in England and launched on BBC Radio 4 -- was a detailed online questionnaire running over a month in 2021. More than 60,000 people from across 144 different countries took part, ranging in age from 18 to 99. Two-thirds who answered the questionnaire thought the pandemic has made people kinder. Professor Robin Banerjee, Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, says, "Our partnership with the BBC on The Kindness Test has generated tremendous insights into the nature of kindness and the role it plays in our lives. Even very small acts of kindness are related to our well-being, and the results of The Kindness Test raise important questions for us all about how we can promote kindness in our homes, communities, and workplaces.”

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