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New York is by far the least free state in the Union. It is therefore no surprise that New York residents have been heading for the exits: 9.0 percent of the state’s 2000 population, on net, left the state for another state between 2000 and 2011, the highest such figure in the nation.
New York has, by a wide margin, the highest taxes in the country: 14.0 percent of income, three and a half standard deviations above the national mean. New York is also the most indebted state, setting its own record high in FY 2010 at 33.2 percent of income.
You claim bias, but apparently without evidence. If the study was only about gun rights, and red states were at the top, would you claim bias?
gee, let's see....the most "free" states just happen to be all red states...what a coincidence...good thing this "study" was not biased in any way, right?