We recently published a list that named Utah the most charitable state and Salt Lake City the most charitable city in the nation. The list, however, mentioned only the amount of money given, not the amount of time. And some questioned if the 10 percent tithe of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the only reason Utah ranked so highly.
Well, WalletHub recently released a study that named Utah as the most charitable state as well. But its study highlighted time and money given. And Utah not only came out on top overall, but in almost every category, including volunteering.
Utah ranked No. 1 in the following five categories: volunteer rate, median contribution, portion of income given, percentage that say they have donated time and percentage that say they have donated money. Nevada came in at No. 1 for how much its charitable giving has grown and Vermont came in at No. 1 for how many charitable institutions it has per capita.
According to WalletHub, the 10 most charitable states are, starting with the most charitable: Utah, South Dakota, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Maryland. The map below shows the most charitable states as the most blue.