Florida Ranks 23rd in 'Freedom in the 50 States' Report

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

By: Mike Springer
March 31, 2013

Tallahassee, FL- A new study shows Florida falls in the middle of the pack when it comes to overall freedom.

The third annual 'Freedom in the 50 States Report' ranks Florida 23rd overall.

The study looks at regulatory, personal and the fiscal freedom each state allows its residents.

It found Florida residents has a lot of freedom when it came to fiscal and regulatory responsibilities. But the study showed Florida was lacking when it came to personal freedoms.

"I feel that Florida is very liberal within their financial areas. But in the social areas they are much more regulated," said Florida resident, Missette Fleurissaint.

George Mason University's Mercatus Center conducted the study.

It found North Dakota's residents had the most freedom while New York State's had the least. Georgia was 9th overall.

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