10 States With Highest Volunteer Rate

Utah is way ahead of the pack
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2017 11:13 AM CST
10 States With Highest Volunteer Rate
Volunteers work at the Volunteers of America Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City.   (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

A quarter of Americans volunteer each year. But if you think that's an impressive figure, you clearly aren't from Utah. Largely thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a remarkable 43.2% of Utah residents 16 and older volunteered annually between 2013 and 2015, per 24/7 Wall St. The other states with a high percentage of volunteers:

  1. Utah: 43.2%
  2. Minnesota: 35.4%
  3. Wisconsin: 35.3%
  4. South Dakota: 35.3%
  5. Idaho: 34.1%
  6. Nebraska: 33.7%
  7. Kansas: 33.1%
  8. Vermont: 33.1%
  9. Alaska: 32.7%
  10. Iowa: 32.5%
Click for the full list of 15 states or see the most charitable states. (Read more volunteerism stories.)

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