JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In this season of giving and giving thanks, Buckrail takes note of some positive news concerning the Equality State.
Americans are fairly generous on the whole. The US ranks fifth out of 140 nations surveyed by the World Giving Index. And within the United States, Wyoming acquits itself quite well. Despite still battling its way out of recession, Wyoming ranked #4 in WalletHub’s Most Charitable States in America survey.
A scoring system combined ‘volunteering and service’ with ‘charitable giving’ to come up with an overall score. Wyoming ranked a solid eighth in each category for an overall fourth place on the list. Utah topped the list, by the way. Maryland and Minnesota finished #2 and #3, respectively. Idaho (#23) and Colorado (#26) finished in the middle of the pack, while our friends in Montana came in more toward the bottom of the list at #42.
Stingiest states? Arizonans hate parting with their money and good luck trying to get a Rhode Islander to volunteer his or her time.