Maryland named one of the most charitable states

Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2017

We're just about average when it comes to charitable giving, Colorado.

The World Giving Index says the United States isn't too shabby with its generosity.

Almost 63 million people volunteer in the USA, which gave charity more than $389 billion in 2016, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. Close to 63 million citizens volunteered nearly 8 billion hours, which equates to $184 billion, data from the Corporation for National & Community Service revealed.

Minnesota ranked second for the percentage of its population that volunteers, and seventh for the percentage of people who donated money.

The title of "least charitable" went to Hawaii.

To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 14 key indicators of charitable behavior.

When it came to politics, generosity among red and blue states was almost identical, basing the data on how the states voted in the 2016 presidential election.

(St. Paul MN-) Minnesota is one of the most giving states in the country.