5 Most, Least Charitable States

Utah is first, Hawaii dead last in WalletHub ranking of most giving states
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2017 4:16 PM CST
5 Most, Least Charitable States
Paradise, but not when it comes to residents reaching into their pockets.   (Getty Images/YinYang)

Americans celebrated #GivingTuesday the day after Cyber Monday (and several days of other discounted holiday shopping), reminding us to keep in mind those in need. That effort can come in the form of both money and time spent volunteering, both of which WalletHub tracked to see which US states have the most charitable residents. The site looked at more than a dozen key indicators of giving behavior, including everything from one's share of income offered to those less fortunate, to the share of a state's population that spent time fundraising or gathering up clothing or food. Here, the results:

Most Charitable States

  1. Utah (No. 1 in charitable giving)
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Wyoming
  5. Wisconsin
Read on for the states with residents who don't open their wallets or schedules as much:

Least Charitable States

  1. Hawaii
  2. Rhode Island (last in volunteering and service)
  3. Nevada
  4. Louisiana
  5. Arizona (last in charitable giving)
Check out the entire list here, or see which states have residents with more money to offer in the first place. (More US states stories.)

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