The Most Charitable States in the United States


Lake Powell, on the Utah-Arizona border




Not all of Utah is Mormon, of course.  And not all Utah Mormons tithe.  And, anyway, the per household average is higher than ten percent.


So Mormon tithing alone can’t account for the number.



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  • kgbudge

    Kind of disheartening to see how many folks in the comments thread want to argue that charitable giving by religious people, or at least by religious people whose religion they don’t like, shouldn’t count.

  • Lynden Jensen

    Just a small statistical correction Dan — the article identifies the median as over 10% not the average, This probably a better measure of what most people pay.

    • DanielPeterson