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A new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy places Utah as the most charitable state in the country.

“The Mormon tradition of tithing is a primary reason residents of this state well outpace those in every other place in America,” the bi-weekly newspaper wrote on its website.

As the study shows, there is a strong connection between religion and charitable donations.

“Regions of the country that are deeply religious are more generous than those that are not,” the study concludes.

In fact, the two most generous states, according to the findings, have high concentrations of people who identify themselves as religious. While Utah is well-known for its Latter-day Saint population — roughly 62 percent identify with the faith — the state that comes in second, Mississippi, was reported by Gallup in March to be the most religious state in America.

Of all the states in the top ten, Utah and Idaho are the only two not located in the Bible Belt.

When religious donations are discounted, however, the results change dramatically. For example, while New York currently sits at number 18, it would jump to the No. 2 slot if only secular donations were considered.

Another important finding in the study is a reconfirmation that those with the most tend to give the least.

“Middle-class Amer­i­cans give a far bigger share of their discretionary income to charities than the rich,” the study finds. “Households that earn $50,000 to $75,000 give an average of 7.6 percent of their discretionary income to charity, compared with an average of 4.2 percent for people who make $100,000 or more.”

As The Atlantic pointed out in April, the two trends are likely connected.

“Wealth affects not only how much money is given but to whom it is given,” Ken Stern wrote in his article “Why the rich don’t give to charity.”

“The poor tend to give to religious organizations and social-service charities, while the wealthy prefer to support colleges and universities, arts organizations, and museums.”

See the list of charitable donations per state.

50 New Hampshire
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Claimed charitable contributions: 2.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 34.5 percent

Catholic - 29 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 26 percent

49 Maine

Claimed charitable contributions: 3.3 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 41.5 percent

Catholic - 29 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 25 percent

48 Vermont
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Claimed charitable contributions: 2.8 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 34.5 percent

Catholic - 29 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 26 percent

47 Massachusetts
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Claimed charitable contributions: 2.8 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 28 percent

Catholic - 43 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 3 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

46 Rhode Island
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 27 percent

Catholic - 43 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 23 percent

45 Connecticut
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.3 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 27 percent

Catholic - 43 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 23 percent

44 Wisconsin
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 50 percent

Catholic - 29 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent

43 North Dakota
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 59.5 percent

Catholic - 25 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

42 New Jersey
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.7 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 30 percent

Catholic - 42 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 6 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 2 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

41 Nevada
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.9 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 26 percent

Catholic - 27 percent

LDS - 11 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - 2 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 21 percent

40 Iowa
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.9 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 55 percent

Catholic - 25 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 15 percent

39 Pennsylvania
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.9 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 50 percent

Catholic - 29 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 13 percent

38 West Virginia
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Claimed charitable contributions: 3.9 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 70 percent

Catholic - 7 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 19 percent

37 Montana
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 47.5

Catholic - 23 percent

LDS - 5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 2 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 20 percent

36 Ohio

Claimed charitable contributions: 4.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 55 percent

Catholic - 21 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

35 South Dakota
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 59.5 percent

Catholic - 25 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

34 Minnesota
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 54 percent

Catholic - 28 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 13 percent

33 Washington

Claimed charitable contributions: 4.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 49 percent

Catholic - 16 percent

LDS - 2 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 23 percent

32 Nebraska
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Claimed charitable contributions:

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 51 percent

Catholic - 31 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent

31 Wyoming
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.2 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 47.5

Catholic - 23 percent

LDS - 5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 2 percent

Other Christian Traditions - .5 percent

Jewish - .5 percent

Muslim - .5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - .5 percent

Unaffiliated - 20 percent

30 Colorado
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.2 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 44 percent

Catholic - 19 percent

LDS - 2 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 25 percent

29 Illinois
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.2 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 45 percent

Catholic - 32 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 15 percent

28 Alaska
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.3 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 47 percent

Catholic - 14 percent

LDS - 4 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 27 percent

27 Delaware
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 47 percent

Catholic - 27 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 19 percent

26 Missouri
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 61 percent

Catholic - 18 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent

25 California
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 36 percent

Catholic - 31 percent

LDS - 2 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 2 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 21 percent

24 Hawaii
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 44.5

Catholic - 22 percent

LDS - 5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 2 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 6 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

23 Michigan
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 53 percent

Catholic - 23 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

22 New Mexico
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 42 percent

Catholic - 26 percent

LDS - 2 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 2 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 2 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 2 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 21 percent

21 Indiana
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.5 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 62 percent

Catholic - 18 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent

20 Oregon
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 47 percent

Catholic - 14 percent

LDS - 5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 2 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 27 percent

19 Florida
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 48 percent

Catholic - 26 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 3 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent

18 Arizona
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 40 percent

Catholic - 25 percent

LDS - 4 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 22 percent

17 New York
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.7 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 32 percent

Catholic - 39 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 6 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

16 Kansas
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.8 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 59 percent

Catholic - 23 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 14 percent

15 Kentucky
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.8 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 71 percent

Catholic - 14 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

14 Virginia
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Claimed charitable contributions: 4.8 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 61 percent

Catholic - 14 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 18 percent

13 Texas
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Claimed charitable contributions: 5.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 57 percent

Catholic - 24 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

12 Louisiana
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Claimed charitable contributions: 5.3 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 60 percent

Catholic - 28 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 8 percent

11 Oklahoma
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Claimed charitable contributions: 5.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 72 percent

Catholic - 12 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

10 Maryland
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Claimed charitable contributions: 5.7 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 53 percent

Catholic - 18 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - 1 percent

Unaffiliated - 17 percent

9 North Carolina
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Claimed charitable contributions: 5.9 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 75 percent

Catholic - 9 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - 1 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

8 Georgia
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Claimed charitable contributions: 6.2 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 70 percent

Catholic - 12 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 13 percent

7 Arkansas
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Claimed charitable contributions: 6.3 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 79 percent

Catholic - 5 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - 1 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 13 percent

6 Idaho
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Claimed charitable contributions: 6.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 38.5 percent

Catholic - 18 percent

LDS - 23 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 18 percent

5 South Carolina
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Claimed charitable contributions: 6.4 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 78 percent

Catholic - 8 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - 1 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 10 percent

4 Tennessee
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Claimed charitable contributions: 6.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 77 percent

Catholic - 7 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - 1 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 12 percent

3 Alabama
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Claimed charitable contributions: 7.1 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 82 percent

Catholic - 6 percent

LDS - <.5 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 8 percent

2 Mississippi
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Claimed charitable contributions: 7.2 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant - 81 percent

Catholic - 9 percent

LDS - 1 percent

Jehovah's Witness - 1 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 6 percent

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Claimed charitable contributions:10.6 percent

Religious demographics according to The Pew Forum:

Protestant -14 percent

Catholic - 10 percent

LDS - 58 percent

Jehovah's Witness - <.5 percent

Other Christian Traditions - <.5 percent

Jewish - <.5 percent

Muslim - <.5 percent

Buddhist - <.5 percent

Hindu - <.5 percent

Unaffiliated - 16 percent