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Top 10 Best States for Personal Freedom


Compiled by the Mercatus Center, a nonprofit public policy research center affiliated with George Mason University, using a wide swath of comparative data to determine personal freedoms, including alcohol and drug laws, asset-forfeiture rules, and education regulations.

1. Alaska

2. Maine

3. New Mexico

4. Arkansas

5. Texas


6. Missouri


7. Oregon


8. Idaho

9. Virginia

10. Wyoming