Survey says Oregonians are charitable, mostly
A survey by the online financial services WalletHub reported Nov. 28 that Oregon is the 14th most charitable state in the nation. Utah is the No. 1 most charitable state, according to the survey. Hawaii was listed as the least charitable state.
Washington is ranked No. 6 on the survey. California ranked No. 43.
WalletHub's survey comes after the latest World Giving Index found that Americans are among the world's most generous people, giving $389 billion to charities in 2016. About 72 percent of that money came from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.
WalletHub used 14 indicators to determine the nation's most charitable states. Indicators included amount of volunteer hours; the share of the population donating and distributing food, clothing and other items; the share of the population raising funds; the share of the population donating money; and the number of public charities per capita.
The Top 15 most charitable states:
8 South Dakota
13 New Hampshire
15 New York