With a third of all annual giving taking place in December and the U.S. ranking No. 4 overall in the 2018 World Giving Index, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's Most Charitable States, plus its Charity Calculator to help donors decide whether to give time or money for maximum philanthropic impact.

To determine where the most generous Americans are inspiring others to be more selfless, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 18 key indicators of charitable behavior. The data set ranges from volunteer rate to share of income donated to share of sheltered homeless.

But where does our home state of Louisiana rank when it comes to giving? Well, according to WalletHub's metrics, our Pelican State comes in a dismal 47th out of America's 50 states. Here's WalletHub's top 5...and the quintet bringing up the rear.

Top 5 Charitable States

1) Minnesota     

2) Utah

3) New York

4) Maryland

5) Connecticut

Bottom 5 Charitable States

46) Hawaii

47) Louisiana

48) Arizona

49) Rhode Island

50) Nevada

To see WalletHub's 2018's Most Charitable States, JUST CLICK HERE!

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