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Idaho, Utah rank tops for volunteerism, Nevada not so much…

Idaho ranks 2ndin the nation for its volunteer rates, according to a new study from the Corporation for National and Community Service, behind only Utah, which ranked 1stamong the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our neighboring states mostly ranked relatively high as well, with Washington 9thin the nation, Oregon 8th, Montana 18thand Wyoming 17th. An exception: Nevada ranked 48th. Lowest-ranking was Louisiana, at 51st, with just 19.4 percent of its residents volunteering their time to help out their communities. Idaho’s figure was 38.8 percent; Utah’s was 40.9 percent.

Nationally, the study found, 26.8 percent of Americans volunteered in 2011, and 65.1 percent did favors for their neighbors. Click below for a report from AP and the Idaho Falls Post Register on volunteerism in Idaho.

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