Arizonans Some of the Least-Charitable People in the United States, Poll Says

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Arizonans are not big on charity.

That's according to the latest Gallup poll comparing the states, which found that only 26 percent of Arizonans said they'd donated money and volunteered their time in the past month -- tied for the third-lowest rate in the nation.

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Only Kentucky and Nevada had lower rates, at 24 percent.

As far as donating money, 60 percent of Arizonans said they'd done that over the past month, which was on the lower end of the spectrum.

The percentage of people who volunteered their time was at 35 percent, which almost at the very bottom.

Meanwhile, in Utah, 71 percent of people had donated money, and 56 percent donated their time -- 48 percent said they did both.

Gallup also recently found that Arizona's one a few states where more than one-third of the people they polled don't like living here. Arizonans: a pessimistic bunch.

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Laura Bloomfield
Laura Bloomfield

I was homeless in 2013 from jan to april when I was laid off from my job at sky harbir

Samuel Bogere
Samuel Bogere

i also need money to meet my school fees dues to finish high school

Laura Bloomfield
Laura Bloomfield

After being homeless in 2012 and 13 it made me realize to donate more money to end being homeless

Christian Paul
Christian Paul

We are also one of the brokest to other then california. Jobs pay shit here. Rent keeps gping up and there's not much to dp here if your not rich

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

Nope! We live in the land of "I got mine, too bad for you" Republicans. What makes it worse is that most claim to be Christians.

Maureen O'Halloran
Maureen O'Halloran

Nope, the people that have money in this state think that everyone else is just lazy.

Penny Moss Ebbert
Penny Moss Ebbert

Doesn't surprise me at all! Raise your children to be generous by being an example and being generous!

Bethany Rose
Bethany Rose

I donate my dollar to variable causes and on a few occasions bought some homeless food. But I don't have money to give out to everyone. Most the people you see on the side of the street with signs look like they are perfectly capable to work a normal paying job like everyone else but why would they when they make more begging.. . I've seen plenty of them with new shoes on and even texting on cell phones. One group of them always park there car on the side of the road and go out with their digns. I think more people would be willing to be charitable if they didn't turn around everywhere they goto someone asking for a handout or money for a charity in every other store. A lot of us are going to work and barely scraping by and can't afford to help out every charity or person on the side of the St with signs. I went to nyc for a few days and only saw 2 people asking for money/food. I see at least 2 people on my 8 minute drive to work.

Dave Hoffmann
Dave Hoffmann

If there are sooo many people who don't like living here, why are they still living here? Last time I looked there are several highways leading out of the state, in multiple directions. Stop complaining, and making excuses. Take control of you own destiny and make a change in your life, make your choice and stand by it, or shut the hell up. Secondly, I was not asked, in this poll, but I give money to people quite often, when they demonstrate a need. When someone demonstrates that they are trying to better themselves, better their situation, and need some help, I have no problem helping. But I do not give to large organizations that have to first and foremost, justify their existence, the money Given to them may or may not actually get to the persons in need. Way too many of our tax dollars are already squandered and wasted on people who are abusing the systems that we're put into place to provide assistance to those who truly need it, and are trying to NOT need. I'm sorry, but when a person gets a bigger welfare check, because they had another baby, while on welfare, they are abusing the system. If you can't take care of what you already have, without government assistance, then be responsible enough to NOT GET PREGNANT. Don't bring another child into your bad situation.

Paul Bibeau
Paul Bibeau

I pay lots of taxes! Then there those that want more.

Cheryl Bernal
Cheryl Bernal

We're a bunch of bastards!!! Sorry I donate to charity but people in this state don't want to help each other out.maybe it's the heat. Everyone's brain is fried.

Harry Berzes
Harry Berzes

Tied with New York. Lots of greedy Democrats that love the poor so much they try to keep them that way.

Rita Mary
Rita Mary

Hard to be charitable in right to work states where people make crap wages. Add to that majority are cheap greedy republicans who have little compassion for anyone but themselves. It's all about individualism, me me me mentality and who gives a crap for the rest of humanity. Sounds about right.

Kenneth Bykerk
Kenneth Bykerk

How about you leave. My family has been here since 1899. Yours? You're probably one of those trashy folk who came in in the last 20 years, right? Get the hell out and stop polluting this place.

Brian Curry
Brian Curry

And we are the first to cut government programs that would officially assist the poor too.

Nubia Mercado
Nubia Mercado

Bullshit i donate all the time. i have shamrocks hanging every store lol

James Barnhill
James Barnhill

Ive been homeless out here when I got it of the military many years ago and I made more money standing on the corner then working this 9 to 5 some are legit but a lot know how to work the game

Patty Tusay
Patty Tusay

Jon pretty much sums up the attitude. Lol at the politics: isolationism and racism. Yep yep yep.

Patty Tusay
Patty Tusay

Nope. It's the all about me state. Vbg.

Kenneth Bykerk
Kenneth Bykerk

Doesn't surprise me at all being that Arizona is full of all the assholes that moved here from other states leaving the good people back in those states. Can we get some mandatory Zyclon B out here?

Bridget Burton
Bridget Burton

Arizonans next time they do the study they're going to say something different right? Pick a non profit or charity that you believe in and give them something today! I'm giving a donation to PLENTY FOR ALL that feeds kids during the summer months. You?

Jon Welshans
Jon Welshans

I'm forced to pay taxes. There's my charity!

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Bridget Burton

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Bridget Burton
Bridget Burton

Get the drug comment of the page please it's degrading

Heidi Cochran
Heidi Cochran

I got yelled at for giving money to a guy on a median. So many people here have no compassion.

Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith

Yeah...it's those evil, rich republicans....BOOOOO! Because those poor, humble, democrats would never suck the system dry. You folks are delusional.

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Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith

I wouldn't mind seeing some positive stories about PHX - pretty sick of all the negativity.

Lisa Maxwell Emanuel
Lisa Maxwell Emanuel

Wow! that's it? Me and my family must be the only ones donating to charity! Lol! Just kidding! :D Haha **I only donate to animal charities! :)

Jimmy Green
Jimmy Green

Seems like pnt doesn't really want to be in Phoenix.

Kenny Newsome
Kenny Newsome

If you look at it demographicaly, ALL the low giving states have a high rate of financial minority. Very few "rich" people and a LARGE number of state(welfare) dependents. Too few donators and TOO many with hands out.

Laura Kupper
Laura Kupper

I started a non profit called pillows from preston. Please check it out

Jacob Chernov
Jacob Chernov

Not all Arizonans are like this. I will give you the shirt off my back if it's needed. If it wasn't for my fiance I'd be homeless because of my nature and desire to help and take care of others!

Johan Tessensohn
Johan Tessensohn

I think it's because we already give enough charity to our neighbors that are struggling and the guys in front of 7-11s. How are we going to give more??? Lol

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