Freedom in the 50 States 2016: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom
William P. Ruger and Jason Sorens
The latest edition of Freedom in the 50 States has now been released by the Cato Institute. Go to the website for the study to download the study and to use an easy interactive tool that allows you to see how the rankings change when you drop individual variables or whole categories of variables.
Here is the spreadsheet containing all the data used in the study. You can use this spreadsheet to re-weight individual policies and create your own, personalized freedom ranking. The “Instructions” tab in the spreadsheet contains instructions on how to do so.