This Is the Most Giving State in America

Congrats to Utah, according to WalletHub's ranking of the most, least charitable states
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Here Are the Most, Least Giving States in America
Charitable giving is thriving in Utah.   (Getty Images/AaronAmat)

If you're in a position to be philanthropic, whether that means donating your money or your time, where you live can make a difference in terms of enthusiasm from fellow locals—which in turn might inspire even more of your own altruism. WalletHub looked at 19 metrics across all 50 states, in two main categories: volunteering and service, which covers everything from volunteer hours per capita and community-service requirements for area schools to the share of people giving to neighbors and collecting and distributing food, and charitable giving, which looks at such things as how much people are donating out of their personal incomes, public charities per capita, and the share of people donating either their time or money. Utah emerges as the most charitable state, while Arizona lies at the bottom of the list. Read on for the 10 most and least giving states:

Most Charitable

  1. Utah
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. North Dakota
  5. Oregon (No. 1 in "Volunteering & Service" category)
  6. Wyoming
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Delaware
  9. Ohio
  10. Virginia

Least Charitable

  1. Alabama
  2. California (last in "Volunteering & Service" category)
  3. South Carolina
  4. West Virginia
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Nevada
  7. Louisiana
  8. Mississippi
  9. New Mexico
  10. Arizona (last in "Charitable Giving" category)
Check out the rest of WalletHub's list here. (This is America's happiest state.)

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