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