Utah, known for its high Mormon population, is the most charitable state, according to a recent report by personal-finance website WalletHub.
Utah ranked first for highest volunteer rate, the highest percentage of donated income and highest percentage of the population who donate time.
Charitable was defined in the report as “volunteering and service” and “charitable giving." Wallethub looked at factors such as community-service requirements for high school graduation and public charities per capita.
Maryland, Minnesota, and Wyoming followed Utah as among the top charitable states. Illinois was the top state for percentage of the population who donate money. West Virginia was No. 1 for the percentage of population collecting and distributing food. Vermont has the highest charities per capita, according to WalletHub.
Hawaii received the lowest overall ranking, also coming in last for the percentage of people collecting and distributing food.
The website used data from a variety of groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Feeding America and Gallup.
8. South Dakota
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