Texas is a state that prides itself on being a freedom-loving state, but just how free are residents of the Lone Star State?
According to a new study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Texas actually ranks 14th in the nation in terms of freedom as defined by a few key areas, including economic freedom and personal liberty. Since 2009, however, Texas’ rank on the freedom list has actually dropped nine spots.
Here’s the low-down on Texas:
The state with the highest overall level of freedom is North Dakota, followed by its sister to the South coming in a No. 2. Tennessee, New Hampshire and Oklahoma round out the study’s top five, respectively.
How did your state rate?
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