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Wyoming ranked fourth-most charitable state in the nation

November 29, 2017 in News

Despite being in the midst of a major economic downturn, Wyoming scored high marks for charitable giving and volunteering over the last year, according to a ranking by the finance website WalletHub released Tuesday. The Cowboy State was listed as the fourth most charitable state in the nation.

The rank places Wyoming behind Utah but ahead of all other neighboring states, the closest competitor being South Dakota, which was ranked eighth.

States were scored primarily on charitable donations and volunteering but the full methodology included 14 items, including the total share of income by state residents that is donated. While Wyoming ranked eighth in both donations and volunteering, it appears to have been boosted in the overall ranking by a first place finish in the percentage of donated income.

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