A report on the relative generosity of people found that about one in four people in Saskatchewan give to charity.

The study, Generosity in Canada and the United States looked at information culled from the 2011 income tax returns in the 10 provinces and three territories, as well as the 50 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C.

According to the study, Saskatchewan ranked number two, behind Manitoba, for how many people made donations in 2011. In Saskatchewan 24.9 per cent of tax filers noted donations. Manitoba was a tick ahead, at 25.9 per cent.

Canada-wide Albertans gave the largest average dollar amount, with an average donation of $2,321 while Quebec was last with $655. The national average was $1,519.

Saskatchewan, at $1,636, was just above the national average.

The study also compared charitable giving in Canada to the U.S.

It found that Canadians lag behind their American counterparts. In 2011, 26.0 per cent of American tax filers donated to charity compared to 22.9 per cent of Canadians.

The study also took all of its finding to determine an overall Generosity Index.

According to that measure, Utah tops the list.

Manitoba, in 35th place, was the highest ranked Canadian jurisdiction while Alberta and Saskatchewan tied for 45th.