Minnesota nice: State among best in the nation for volunteering

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Minnesota is home to some giving residents.

People in the Twin Cities were more generous in donating their time to charitable causes than people in other major cities last year, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service's annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report, which was released Monday.

The Twin Cities ranked No. 1 among 51 urban areas, with 35.8 percent of residents volunteering their time, the report says.

Overall, Minnesota ranked third for volunteerism among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., with 1.48 million (36.3 percent) residents volunteering, donating a total of 171.3 million hours of service.

The top five states for volunteering:

  1. Utah
  2. Idaho
  3. Minnesota
  4. Kansas
  5. Wisconsin

States with the fewest volunteers include: Louisiana, New York, Nevada, Florida and Arkansas – these states ranked in the bottom five for last year's survey as well, USA Today notes.

The report found one in four Americans volunteered, totaling nearly 7.7 billion hours last year. This is down from 64.5 million Americans volunteering 7.9 billion hours in 2012.

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