There are a lot of ways to measure freedom—and our client had just about all of them covered at

The one-stop, highly interactive shop, measures dozens of freedom indicators across all 50 states and lets users adjust settings and even create their own, personalized ranking. Freedom in the 50 States was a tremendously exciting challenge as we were able to take an in-depth, data-heavy research project and provide an outstanding user experience and drive higher user engagement than in previous years. And we did it all while implementing a responsive design that smartly scaled from the largest desktop screens to the narrow confines of mobile phones.


The project’s authors originally published their work via the Mercatus Center and have subsequently published versions with CATO Institute.