Utah recently ranked as the state with the highest Christmas spirit and most jolly attitude in a new survey released days ahead of the annual December holiday.

Method:

Finder.com ranked every state based on “Christmas spirit,” which was decided based on “how much people were giving and the number of people making donations — Google trends around what people were buying, whether or not they were searching for Christmas songs and the anticipated amount the state is expected to spend on Christmas in 2020.”

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Results:

Utah ranked as the state with the most Christmas spirit, ranking just ahead of West Virginia and Iowa.

  • Utah’s percent of tax-filers that donated was at 12.85%, with an average charitable donation of $12,740.
  • The next closest, Tennessee, was at 5.42% and $11,318 donation.
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Interestingly, nearby Nevada ranked as the fourth-most “scroogiest” state. Wyoming and Colorado ranked sixth and seventh on that list, respectively.

  • North Dakota was the “scroogiest” state, followed by Hawaii.