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Utah ranked the most charitable state in the nation

Published December 18, 2014 12:05 pm
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We all know Utahns love to spend their money, but they love giving it away even more.

Utahns give more money to charity than residents of any other state, according to a survey conducted by WalletHub.

That may not be surprising with many faithful Mormons donating 10 percent of their income every year. And that may explain Utah's top ranks despite ranking 49th in number of charities in the state. But Utahns donate a huge amount of time, too, to charitable causes.

Our neighbor to the west, Nevada, was ranked dead last.

Here's how Utah fared:

1st • Volunteer rate

1st • Percentage of donated income

1st • Percentage of population who claim to have donated time

1st • Percengate of population who claim to have donated money

4th • Percentage of taxpayers who donated to charity

13th • Growth in charitable giving (2012 vs. 2006)

1st • Median contribution to charity

Here are some more breakdowns from WalletHub:

—Sheena McFarland


Twitter: @sheena5427






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