Utah Is 2018's 2nd Most Charitable State, study finds

Utah Is 2018’s 2nd Most Charitable State, study finds (Pixabay)

(KUTV) Utah is number one for percentage of donated income, percentage of population who donated time, the volunteer rate as well as volunteers per capita.

Still, the high marks weren’t enough to earn the Beehive State the number one spot in Wallethub’s annual study of most charitable states. According to the study, that honor goes to Minnesota which scored a 69.14 compared to Utah’s 67.76.

The least charitable state is Nevada, the study found.

“In the spirit of inspiring altruism, WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior,” the study says. “Our data set ranges from volunteer rate to share of income donated to share of sheltered homeless.”

Utah did not score high marks for percentage of population that collects and distributes food and was second to last for charities per capita.

The study also found that "Blue States are more generous than Red States." A state's color is based on whether or not it went red for Republican Donald Trump or blue for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

You can read the complete study and its methodology by clicking HERE

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