A new report, timely released on Giving Tuesday, shows the most and least charitable states, and Arizona is not looking good.
According to WalletHub's report, Arizona is the least charitable state in terms of giving, ranking at 50. The report also shows Arizona is 30th for volunteering and service, contributing to the 46th overall listing.
Contrarily, Utah, known for its high Mormon population, is the most charitable state, according to the report.
Utah ranked first for highest volunteer rate, highest percentage of donated income and highest percentage of 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 (which Arizona lists at 47).
Hawaii received the lowest overall ranking, also coming in last for percentage of people collecting and distributing food.
The website used data from a variety of groups, including the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Feeding America and Gallup.
So Arizonans, are you proving this report wrong this holiday season?
10 most charitable:
8. South Dakota
10 least charitable:
49. Rhode Island
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