New Hampshire ranked #4 of all states in the latest of Freedom in the 50 States, a comprehensive comparison of economic and personal freedoms across the country.
Released today, the study is available in book form or as an interactiveonline resource. It considers more than 200 policies to grade the states on dozens of categories, and allows users to build their own rankings based on the freedoms that matter most to them.
New Hampshire dropped two spots from its previous finish two years ago, when it ranked second overall.
New Hampshire ranks 7th in overall economic freedom, 6th in fiscal policy, 27th in regulatory policy and 5th in personal freedom. While this is New Hampshire's lowest overall ranking since 2001, it is consistently one of the freest states in the U.S.