Oct 6, 2014 3:12 PM

How generous is NH when it comes to charity? Not very.


So which state is the most generous?

A new poll surveyed at least 600 people in every U.S. state asking how many recently donated money to charity or volunteered their time.

The answer – according to an extensive analysis of IRS data conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy – is Utah.

The survey says Utah is by and large the most charitable state with 71 percent of people saying they donated recently, while 56 percent say they volunteered their time.

So how did New Hampshire fare?

Well, if you scroll to the bottom of the list, you will find the Granite State.

The report found New Hampshire residents gave $17.40 for every $1,000 earned. Utah residents donated $65.60 for every $1,000 earned.

The survey says one big factor for Utah's placement at the top of the list was the state's large presence of Mormons. The church calls for Mormons to give at least 10 percent of their income to charity.

Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee were also in the top four. New Hampshires New England neighbors - Maine and Vermont - were the next lowest.


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