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Site ranks most and least charitable states of 2015

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Source: WalletHub
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America may be the second-most charitable nation in the world, according to the World Giving Index, but the same cannot be said about all 50 of its states.

The personal finance website WalletHub released a report ranking 2015’s most and least charitable states.

Connecticut falls on the charitable side, ranking 11th in the country.

WalletHub said it determined the ranking by taking into account key metrics like volunteer rate, percentage of the population that donated time and money and the median contribution to charity.

Connecticut’s total score was 31.15.

The state also had the fourth highest growth in charitable giving between 2012 and 2006.

The most charitable state in the union was Utah followed by Maryland and Idaho, respectively.

On the other end of the giving spectrum were California, Louisiana and Rhode Island.

Those states had low volunteer rates, low percentages of donated income and the lowest population of people who claim to have donated time.

As a nation, however, 95.4 percent of households donate to charities. Each contribute an annual average of $2,974.

WalletHub cited the National Philanthropic Trust and said Americans gave more than $338 billion to charity in 2014. Seventy two percent of that came directly from individuals.

To read WalletHub’s complete study and methodology, check out its website here.

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