People who believe the government should be stingy with its spending are more likely to open up their own pocketbooks, according to a recent study.
WalletHub’s 2015 Most and Least Charitable States found that Republican-leaning states are more generous than their Democratic-leaning counterparts.
When it comes to generosity, the West is the best, with three of the top four most charitable states are in the American west.
WalletHub ranked the states based on eight metrics: volunteer rate, percentage of population donating time and money, median contribution to charity, growth of charitable givings, percentage of adjusted growth income donated, number of public charities, volunteering hours per capita, and whether community service is required for high school graduation.
Minnesotans had one of the nation’s highest volunteer rates, and donated time a a rate second only to Utah.