Alabama was the fifth most charitable state in 2020 — a year that saw charitable contributions increase significantly across the country.
According to a new study by TopAgency.com, charitable contributions in the U.S. increased by 25 percent from December 2019 to December 2020, and by 58 percent in Alabama. The average American donated $608 to charity last year. The average Alabamian gave $849.
Utah is the most charitable state and several Southern states are in the top ten, a possible indication of large contributions to churches.
The study says 16 percent of Americans donated their COVID-19 stimulus checks to charity.
See the full report here.