Utah Tops List of 'Most Charitable' States

Utah is the most "generous" state in the nation, as measured by thirteen indicators of charitable giving and volunteering, a report from Wallet Hub, a service of Evolution Finance, finds.

Based on measures that include percentage of income donated, rate of volunteer, hours volunteered per capita, percentage of the population who donates time and money, percentage of the population who donates collected and/or distributed food and clothing, number of public charities per capita, percentage of sheltered homeless, and whether there is a community service requirement for high school graduation, 2016's Most and Least Charitable States ranked Utah as the most generous state, as it did last year, followed by Minnesota, North Dakota, Maryland, and Oklahoma. At the bottom of the list were Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada, and Hawai'i.

The report also found that among the poorest and most charitable states were West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, while among the richest and least charitable were California, Hawai'i, Texas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

Richie Bernardo. "2016's Most Charitable States." WalletHub 11/28/2016.