Coloradans not as giving as those in many other states

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Photo: Salvation Army kettle (AP Photo)
Donald Baca, right, drops money into a Salvation Army red kettle as bell ringer Mark Pearson looks on in downtown Seattle Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.

This week, Coloradans gave a record $26 million dollars to the state's non-profits as part of Colorado Gives Day. Yet, surveys show that compared to other states, residents aren't exactly breaking the bank when it comes to charitable giving.

Coloradans ranks 31st for the amount of money they donate each year -- about $2,947. And residents rank 3oth for the percentage of income that they donate -- about 2.73 percent.

Utah consistently ranks at the top of the list for charitable giving. New Hampshire and Maine are at the bottom of the list.

Stacy Palmer, editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, spoke with "Colorado Matters" host Ryan Warner about charitable giving patterns.