Oklahoma is earning high marks for its generosity. We at Chicken-Fried News know what youre probably thinking: How? What are you talking about?
It cant be in teacher pay.
Doesnt Oklahoma rank as one of the lowest among states in mental health funding?
Arent some of our cities ranked as the most dangerous in the United States?
All true. But we are givers!
Thats right; the Sooner State ranks No. 5 nationally for its high rate of philanthropy, which includes metrics like percentage of income donated, volunteer rate and percentage of sheltered homeless, according to WalletHub personal finance website.
Nationally, the state ranks No. 6 for its high rate of volunteering and public service. It earned the No. 22 slot for its charitable giving, according to WalletHub.
Sounds like Oklahomans deserve a pat on the back.
Lets forget our state spending and higher rates of criminal activity for a moment and dwell on this good news: Our state is also filled with kind and loving people.
Print headline: Oklahoma has givers!