Credit score website WalletHub has produced yet another study, this time ranking each state in America by how charitable they are.
The study looked at 19 different "indicators of charitable behavior" across all 50 states — broken into "volunteering and service" and "charitable giving" categories — including volunteer rate and volunteer hours per capita; the share of the population collecting and distributing food and clothing; the share of the population donating time or money; the amount of four-start charities per capita; the share of sheltered homeless and more. (You can see the full methodology online.)
And using these criteria, they have decided that Ohio is the fifth most charitable state, with a total score of 66.11 out of 100.
WalletHub also has this to say about charity across the nation:
"The latest World Giving Index shows that the United States has been the most generous country over the course of the last ten years. U.S. donors in 2018 gave more than $427 billion to charity, with 68 percent of the funds coming directly from individuals, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. But Americans do more than reach in their pockets to help others. They also contribute their time — and plenty of it. Nearly 63 million people volunteer in the U.S., serving a combined total of 7.9 billion hours per year, the equivalent of $184 billion of service."