Turns out, South Dakota ranks pretty high when it comes to its adult population donating to state legislative and governor races. At least, that’s the conclusion from the Campaign Finance Institute, which studied contribution rates in states that had both legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2006 and 2010.
In 2006, 3.55 percent of South Dakota adults contributed to a state campaign. That may not sound like much, but the state ranked fifth. South Dakota dropped to sixth in 2010, with 2.85 percent donating to governor or legislative races.
In 2006, Rhode Island had the highest rate at 5.44 percent. Vermont led in 2010 with 5.86 percent.
And the lowest? New York at .49 percent in 2006, and Florida in 2010 at .22 percent.
Keep in mind, not all states had both legislative and gubernatorial races in 2006 and 2010.