It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Scrooge.
WalletHub’s 2015 Most and Least Charitable States notes 10 of this year’s Grinches, dominated by states in the northeast and the Rust Belt regions. You can see the most charitable states by clicking here.
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. The least charitable are in reverse order.
While Wisconsin has the second highest volunteer rate in the country, it lacks a community service requirement for high school students and ranks poorly in the percentage of adjusted growth income donated by its residents.