Study shows Oklahoman’s generosity

The people of Oklahoma are some of the most generous in the nation, according to a WalletHub study, “2016’s Most Charitable States.” According to the study, here are the rankings for Oklahoma (1 equals Most Charitable; 25 equals Average):

  • 30th – Volunteer Rate
  • 5th – percent of Donated Income
  • 19th – percent of Population Who Claim to Have Donated Time
  • 4th – percent of Population Collecting/Distributing Food
  • 9th – Number of Volunteer Hours per Capita
  • 10th – percent of Population Collecting/Distributing Clothes

Most Charitable States

  1. Utah
  2. Minnesota
  3. North Dakota
  4. Maryland
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Delaware
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Ohio
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arkansas

Least Charitable States

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Louisiana
  4. Florida
  5. Montana
  6. Hawaii
  7. Nevada
  8. Texas
  9. California
  10. Arizona

Highest Volunteer Rate

  1. Utah
  2. South Dakota
  3. Minnesota
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Nebraska

Lowest Volunteer Rate

  1. Louisiana
  2. Nevada
  3. New York
  4. Mississippi
  5. Florida

Highest Percentage of Donated Income

  1. Utah
  2. Mississippi
  3. Alabama
  4. Tennessee
  5. Oklahoma

Lowest Percentage of Donated Income

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Maine
  4. New Jersey
  5. New Hampshire

Highest Percentage of Population Collecting/Distributing Food

  1. West Virginia
  2. Kentucky
  3. North Dakota
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Mississippi

Lowest Percentage of Population Collecting/Distributing Food

  1. Alaska
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Colorado
  5. ,Hawaii

Most Number of Charities Per Capita

  1. Vermont
  2. Montana
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Alaska
  5. Maine

Fewest Number of Charities Per Capita

  1. Texas
  2. Arizona
  3. Mississippi
  4. Utah
  5. Nevada

The latest World Giving Index shows that Americans are some of the most generous people in the world, ranking second out of 140 countries in 2015.

That year, U.S. donors gave more than $373 billion to charity, and 71 percent of that figure came directly from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust.