Your Monday Morning Tea: FREEDOMS IN ALL 50 STATES - Where Does Your State Rank?

Credits: Cato Institute

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"When you look at the world today,

What is your point of view?"

From least free to most free:

 Freedom rankings of all 50 states

50. New York

Fiscal freedom: #50
Personal freedom: #29
Regulatory freedom: #50

Change from 2012: 0

49. California

Fiscal freedom: #46
Personal freedom: #16
Regulatory freedom: #48

Change from 2012: 0

48. Hawaii

Fiscal freedom: #49
Personal freedom: #37
Regulatory freedom: #41

Change from 2012: 0

47. New Jersey

Fiscal freedom: #40
Personal freedom: #27
Regulatory freedom: #47

Change from 2012: 0

46. Maryland

Fiscal freedom: #34
Personal freedom: #26
Regulatory freedom: #49

Change from 2012: 0

45. Connecticut

Fiscal freedom: #44
Personal freedom: #15
Regulatory freedom: #46

Change from 2012: -1

44. Illinois

Fiscal freedom: #48
Personal freedom: #20
Regulatory freedom: #40

Change from 2012: +1

43. Rhode Island

Fiscal freedom: #38
Personal freedom: #17
Regulatory freedom: #45

Change from 2012: 0

42. Maine

Fiscal freedom: #43
Personal freedom: #4
Regulatory freedom: #44

Change from 2012: -1

41. Kentucky

Fiscal freedom: #28
Personal freedom: #50
Regulatory freedom: #28

Change from 2012: -2

40. Vermont

Fiscal freedom: #47
Personal freedom: #10
Regulatory freedom: #32

Change from 2012: -2

39. West Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #31
Personal freedom: #22
Regulatory freedom: #42

Change from 2012: +3

38. Minnesota

Fiscal freedom: #45
Personal freedom: #8
Regulatory freedom: #34

Change from 2012: +2

37. Oregon

Fiscal freedom: #39
Personal freedom: #18
Regulatory freedom: #36

Change from 2012: -2

36. Mississippi

Fiscal freedom: #41
Personal freedom: #47
Regulatory freedom: #11

Change from 2012: -2

35. Ohio

Fiscal freedom: #24
Personal freedom: #44
Regulatory freedom: #31

Change from 2012: +1

34. Louisiana

Fiscal freedom: #19
Personal freedom: #39
Regulatory freedom: #35

Change from 2012: -4

33. Massachusetts

Fiscal freedom: #36
Personal freedom: #11
Regulatory freedom: #39

Change from 2012: -4

32. Washington

Fiscal freedom: #35
Personal freedom: #5
Regulatory freedom: #43

Change from 2012: -1

31. Delaware

Fiscal freedom: #29
Personal freedom: #31
Regulatory freedom: #33

Change from 2012: +6

30. New Mexico

Fiscal freedom: #42
Personal freedom: #1
Regulatory freedom: #38

Change from 2012: +3

29. Arkansas

Fiscal freedom: #27
Personal freedom: #41
Regulatory freedom: #21

Change from 2012: -1

28. Texas

Fiscal freedom: #10
Personal freedom: #49
Regulatory freedom: #27

Change from 2012: -2

27. Wisconsin

Fiscal freedom: #37
Personal freedom: #25
Regulatory freedom: #19

Change from 2012: -7

26. Pennsylvania

Fiscal freedom: #13
Personal freedom: #23
Regulatory freedom: #37

Change from 2012: +1

25. Nebraska

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: -7

24. Michigan

Fiscal freedom: #18
Personal freedom: #38
Regulatory freedom: #16

Change from 2012: -7

23. Alabama

Fiscal freedom: #6
Personal freedom: #48
Regulatory freedom: #18

Change from 2012: -4

22. Georgia

Fiscal freedom: #14
Personal freedom: #43
Regulatory freedom: #15

Change from 2012: -7

21. Virginia

Fiscal freedom: #12
Personal freedom: #34
Regulatory freedom: #23

Change from 2012: +3

20. Utah

Fiscal freedom: #20
Personal freedom: #33
Regulatory freedom: #9

Change from 2012: +2

19. North Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #17
Personal freedom: #13
Regulatory freedom: #26

Change from 2012: +4

18. Missouri

Fiscal freedom: #9
Personal freedom: #28
Regulatory freedom: #24

Change from 2012: -6

17. Montana

Fiscal freedom: #7
Personal freedom: #21
Regulatory freedom: #30

Change from 2012: +4

16. Kansas

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #24
Regulatory freedom: #4

Change from 2012: +9

15. South Carolina

Fiscal freedom: #23
Personal freedom: #19
Regulatory freedom: #13

Change from 2012: +5

14. Wyoming

Fiscal freedom: #21
Personal freedom: #32
Regulatory freedom: #3

Change from 2012: 0

13. North Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #15
Personal freedom: #35
Regulatory freedom: #6

Change from 2012: -2

12. Nevada

Fiscal freedom: #25
Personal freedom: #3
Regulatory freedom: #22

Change from 2012: -2

11. Colorado

Fiscal freedom: #22
Personal freedom: #2
Regulatory freedom: #25

Change from 2012: +2

10. Arizona

Fiscal freedom: #16
Personal freedom: #14
Regulatory freedom: #17

Change from 2012: +6

9. Iowa

Fiscal freedom: #30
Personal freedom: #12
Regulatory freedom: #5

Change from 2012: -3

8. Florida

Fiscal freedom: #4
Personal freedom: #36
Regulatory freedom: #20

Change from 2012: -1

7. Idaho

Fiscal freedom: #8
Personal freedom: #45
Regulatory freedom: #1

Change from 2012: +1

6. Tennessee

Fiscal freedom: #2
Personal freedom: #42
Regulatory freedom: #14

Change from 2012: -3

5. South Dakota

Fiscal freedom: #3
Personal freedom: #46
Regulatory freedom: #7

Change from 2012: -4

4. Indiana

Fiscal freedom: #26
Personal freedom: #6
Regulatory freedom: #2

Change from 2012: 0

3. Oklahoma

Fiscal freedom: #5
Personal freedom: #30
Regulatory freedom: #10

Change from 2012: +2

2. Alaska

Fiscal freedom: #11
Personal freedom: #7
Regulatory freedom: #12

Change from 2012: +7

(Photo via Sam Diephuis via Getty Images)

1. New Hampshire

Fiscal freedom: #1
Personal freedom: #9
Regulatory freedom: #29

Change from 2012: +1

For more details on the criteria used in the ranking click on the link below.

On the Map you can click on your state for more detailed information.

 http://www.freedominthe50states.org/?utm_source=Cato+Institute+Emails&utm_campaign=39b6f3cf6d-50States&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_395878584c-39b6f3cf6d-141703414&mc_cid=39b6f3cf6d&mc_eid=b22ba5ace9

For future reference this information is available on the main page of the website at:
www.fctpcommunity.org

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