The U.S. is a generous country – the World Giving Index ranks the United States as the fifth most generous in the world. We wanted to see which places in the U.S. were the most generous by looking at the following factors. We analyzed nearly 400 cities to find out:
Is there a culture of volunteerism in the area? We looked at the percentage of residents that volunteered to see how many people in the city were volunteering.
Do volunteers make strong commitments to their service? We looked at the number of hours volunteered in a year to see how much residents were volunteering.
Do residents donate money as well as time? We looked at the median percentage of income that was donated to see how much people were contributing financially.