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2015 Most Charitable States--Hawaii Ranks 21st
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2015’s Most and Least Charitable States

From Wallet Hub December 8, 2015

With nearly a third of all annual giving taking place in December and the U.S. ranking second overall in this year’s World Giving Index, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Most & Least Charitable States.

In the spirit of inspiring more Americans to increase their charitable giving this holiday season, WalletHub shined the spotlight on the most generous of the 50 states. They did so by analyzing eight key metrics such as volunteer rate, the percentage of taxpayers who donated to charity and growth in charitable giving.

In addition, WalletHub’s Charity Calculator helps donors decide how best to allocate their resources — based on their income and time — in order to maximize philanthropic impact.

Hawaii Ranks 21st with a score of 28.79 

  Most Charitable States   Least Charitable States
  1 Utah   41 Wisconsin
  2 Maryland   42 New Jersey
  3 Idaho   43 Pennsylvania
  4 Oregon   44 Michigan
  5 South Dakota   45 New York
  6 Tennessee   46 Kentucky
  7 Georgia   47 Arizona
  8 Washington   48 California
  9 Oklahoma   49 Louisiana
  10 Minnesota   50 Rhode Island

Key Stats
  • The volunteer rate in Utah is three times higher than in Louisiana.
  • The percentage of donated income in Alabama is three times higher than in New Hampshire.
  • The percentage of the population who claim to have donated time in New Hampshire is two times higher than in Kentucky.
  • The percentage of taxpayers who donated money to charity in Maryland is three times higher than in West Virginia.
  • Utah has four times as many volunteering hours per capita as Louisiana.
  • Vermont has five times as many charities per capita as Nevada.

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-and-least-charitable-states/8555/

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