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Utah is the most charitable state in the US, study says

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 12:25:42-05

SALT LAKE CITY — When it comes to giving back, Utah gives and gives and gives so much that it has been named the most charitable state in the US.

The new WalletHub study shows Utah is tops when it comes to volunteering and giving to those in need.

Utah leads the way among the 50 states in the following categories:

  • Highest volunteer rate
  • Highest percentage of donated income
  • Highest percentage of population who donate time
  • Highest percentage of population who donate money

That all leads to the state's overall ranking at No. 1, beating runners-up Minnesota and Maryland.

The Beehive State's giving isn't just a regional effort either as New Mexico (49th) and Arizona (50th) find themselves at the bottom of the rankings.

The rankings were created using 19 key metrics including volunteer hours, rates, share of income donated and public charities per capita.


  1. UTAH
  2. Minnesota
  3. Maryland
  4. Oregon
  5. Ohio
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Virginia
  8. North Dakota
  9. Maine
  10. Colorado