Freest StateIndiana State Senator Randy Head said, “Indiana was recently ranked the fourth-freest state in the country by the CATO Institute, a public policy, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, free market, limited government and peace.”

CATO Institute’s 2016 Freedom in the 50 States is a ranking of the freest states based on how the states’ policies promote freedom in fiscal, regulatory and personal realms relative to other states.

The index, which was based on more than 230 policy categories, measures the extent to which states respect or disrespect basic rights and liberties.

Within the report, Indiana ranked very favorably for freedoms relating to the economy, occupation and education. Other states that ranked in the top five are New Hampshire, Alaska, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

To view the full report, click here.