New Hampshire, South Dakota and Indiana ranked at the top
It might be the 'Land of the Free', but some states certainly aren't living up to the words of America's national anthem.
New York, New Jersey and California are the least free in the U.S., based on an index of public policies affecting your individual freedoms.
The rankings are based economic, social and personal freedoms of Americans - and include measures such as taxes, government spending and regulations.
Map: New York, New Jersey and California are the least free states in the U.S., based on an index of public policies affecting your economic, social, and personal freedoms
But New Hampshire, South Dakota and Indiana are the most free states in the U.S., according to Virginia think tank the Mercatus Center.
New York is by far the least free state and has had 'the most interstate emigration of any state over the last decade', the 'Freedom in the 50 States' report said.