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1. New Hampshire 2. South Dakota 3. Arizona 4. Idaho 5. Colorado 6. Wyoming 7. Utah 8. North Dakota 9. Ohio 10. Montana 11. Pennsylvania 12. Missouri 13. Nebraska 14. Vermont 15. Virginia 16. Nevada 17. Massachusetts
18. South Carolina 19. West Virginia 20. Texas 21. Minnesota 22. Alaska 22. Indiana 24. Kansas 24. Oklahoma 26. Illinois 27. New Mexico 28. Arkansas 29. Kentucky 29. Wisconsin 31. Iowa 32. Maine 33. Florida 33. Hawaii
33. Rhode Island 36. Mississippi 37. Michigan 38. Connecticut 39. Tennessee 40. Washington 41. Alabama 41. Louisiana 43. Georgia 43. North Carolina 45. Oregon 46. Delaware 47. Maryland 48. New York 49. New Jersey 50. California

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William P. Ruger

William P. Ruger is an assistant professor in the political science department at Texas State University. He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.

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Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens is an assistant professor in the political science department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008.