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The holiday season is typically when people give the most, so it is definitely fitting that a new study was released from WalletHub ranking just how charitable each state is. Turns out Minnesota is one of the most charitable states coming in at number two! So how did we get this ranking, what did WalletHub use to determine the order, and who beat us out?

In order to rank each states' charitability, WalletHub looked at 19 different "key indicators" including things like "the volunteer rate", "the share of income donated", and "the share of sheltered homeless." Despite the pandemic, WalletHub says that across the country people were still very giving. They write that in the first 4 months of 2020 "donor grantmaking was up 16%".

So Minnesota is the second most charitable! We were number three in the 'Volunteer & Service' Rank and number four in the 'Charitable Giving' Rank. That's awesome! But which state beat us out? Utah beat us, coming in as the most charitable state in the country.

These are the top 10 most charitable states in the country according to WalletHub:

1. Utah
2. Minnesota
3. Maryland
4. Oregon
5. Ohio
6. Pennsylvania
7. Virginia
8. North Dakota
9. Maine
10. Colorado

And, as usual, I want to know the bottom 10, and I'm sure you do too! Here are the 10 LEAST charitable states in the country according to WalletHub:

41. Iowa
42. Hawaii
43. California
44. West Virginia
45. Nevada
46. Rhode Island
47. Mississippi
48. Louisiana
49. New Mexico
50. Arizona