Generosity in Georgia, according to the report (1=Most Charitable; 25=Avg.)
• 1st – percent of donated income
• 32nd – percent of population who donated time
• 10th – percent of population who donated money
• 8th – percent of population who collect/distribute food
• 31st – volunteer retention rate
The report found that the most charitable states are: Minnesota, Utah, Maryland, Oregon and Ohio. While the least charitable are: Arizona, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada.
To determine the most charitable states, the report looked at 19 metrics. Those included volunteer rate/volunteer retention rate, the amount of money people would lend their neighbors in need, share of income donated and public charities per capita.
If you're looking for ways to be charitable this holiday season, WalletHub also has a charity calculator that can help determine which strategy for giving/ volunteering is right for you.