2016’s Most Charitable States

Read the full article in Wallethub here.

’Tis the season to be giving. And the latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are some of the most generous people in the world, ranking second out of 140 countries in 2015. That year, U.S. donors gave more than $373 billion to charity, and 71 percent of that figure came directly from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Find out where Vermont ranks in the full article.

But Americans don’t just reach in their pockets to help the needy. They also contribute their time — and plenty of it. Between 2014 and 2015, nearly 63 million people volunteered with an organization at least once, serving a median of 52 hours per year.

However, not all the states are equally selfless. So in the spirit of inspiring altruism, WalletHub identified the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 13 key metrics. Our data set ranges from “volunteer rate” to “percentage of income donated” to “percentage of sheltered homeless.” Continue reading below for our findings, expert commentary and a full description of our methodology.

Source: WalletHub

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