Welcome to the New Freedom in the 50 States Site!


Welcome to the New Freedom in the 50 States Site!

By Roman Hardgrave |
Mar 28, 2013

We are thrilled to release the new edition of the Freedom in the 50 States study alongside an innovative new website that allows you to explore and customize the freedom rankings. We will briefly walk you through some of the highlights of the website:


Check out 40 different state rankings on various aspects of freedom, from property rights to finding a job to throwing a bachelor party. With a full 10 years of data available, you can drill into a particular state to see how the ranking has changed over the last decade. 


We readily admit that freedom is personal to everyone. You can now turn on and off categories or even individual variables within the freedom ranking to personalize the rankings to your tastes and see how the states stack up. Maybe you'll want to move! 

Every personal ranking has a unique URL that you can use to share with your friends. You can also show off your tastes by embedding your custom ranking on your blog or website! 

Tell Us

We would love to hear about how you define freedom and why. Send us your thoughts and your custom freedom URL at freedominthe50states@mercatus.org. We'll be posting the most interesting ones to our Facebook page. If you have any other feedback, please send that our way as well. 


Take a helping of freedom with you by clicking the embed button to copy the code for a map, list, or chart. You can also easily share your results with our Facebook, Twitter, and email buttons. 

Print Edition

We have a new print edition of the study that you can download for free. It features analysis of all 50 states with complementary demographic and economic data. Additionally, on each state page we have a two-page print version that captures the overview and analysis of each state in an easy-to-print format. 

To get updates on Freedom in the 50 States, make sure to check out our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed. You can also sign up for our email list. 

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