The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been coined as Giving Tuesday, where people are encouraged to donate money to their favorite charity. The World Giving Index shows that the United States ranks fourth for generosity out of 140 countries.

WalletHub decided to take that information one step further. They wanted to find out which states were the most giving and which ones were the least.


They measured each state based on 18 charitable behaviors. Great news for Minnesotans--our great state was ranked number one overall! We had the highest ranking in volunteering and we were ranked fourth in charitable giving. We  also ranked second in highest percentage of the population who donate their time.

Utah and New York were ranked right behind us. New York took the top score in the charitable giving category.

The states that were the least charitable include 45th ranked New Mexico, followed by Hawaii, Louisiana, Arizona, Rhode Island and last place Nevada.


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