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Rankings - Property Rights

1. Kansas 2. Louisiana 3. Indiana 4. Missouri 5. South Dakota 6. Alaska 7. West Virginia 8. Iowa 9. Alabama 10. Mississippi 11. South Carolina 12. Arkansas 13. Tennessee 14. Nebraska 15. Idaho 16. North Dakota 17. Oklahoma
18. Texas 19. Wyoming 20. Kentucky 21. Montana 22. Nevada 23. North Carolina 24. Ohio 25. Virginia 26. Georgia 27. Utah 28. Oregon 29. Illinois 30. Michigan 31. New Mexico 32. Florida 33. Minnesota 34. Wisconsin
35. Arizona 36. Delaware 37. Pennsylvania 38. Vermont 39. Connecticut 40. Colorado 41. Washington 42. Maine 43. New Hampshire 44. Rhode Island 45. Massachusetts 46. Hawaii 47. New York 48. California 49. Maryland 50. New Jersey

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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.