‘Blue vs. Red’: New York Is LEAST Free, Which State Is MOST Free?

Polling has been an essential part of political representation for a long time. When something polls low, politicians try to stay away from it and wait until later, and if it polls high, they give it some attention. Blanket polls will sometimes tell you more about a topic than specifics will when you get down to details, a portion of society that doesn’t have the facts to give their opinion accurately.

A recent poll shows that Americans enjoy Republican states much more than any Democrat. Freedom In The 50 States found that New York was the least free state based on many factors that are constantly updated. The authors added more local policies such as vaping, etc.

Freedom In The 50 States reported, “New York has been the least free state in the country for a long time. The Empire State has been the worst state for freedom every year since our data set began in 2000. Economic freedom is the most significant weakness, but the state has not kept up with the country’s country on personal freedom either. It belies the “blue” state stereotype in that it is No. 50 on economic and personal freedom.”

That’s not surprising at all.

Following New York is Hawaii at No. 49, California at No. 48, New Jersey at No. 47, Oregon at No. 46, and Maryland at No. 45.

The freest state is New Hampshire. They say, “New Hampshire grabs the top spot overall because it does well in both economic freedom (third) and personal freedom (second), something that is also true of Florida but is not the case for Tennessee.”

New Hampshire is better in the tax realm as well. The report, “New Hampshire’s overall burden is well below the national average at 8.1 percent. The state government taxes less than any other state but Alaska.”

Either way, Florida was at No. 2, Nevada at No. 3, Tennessee at No. 4, and South Dakota at No. 5. All great states. Everything in between goes from bad to worse, but it’s worth the read to see where your state places.