How Independent Is the State of Wyoming?
We'll be celebrating our nation's independence soon, but what does that look like in our own state?
Before you know it we will be celebrating Independence Day. It's a day to remember those brave men and women who believed in something better than the British crown. They believed in a free nation with liberty and justice for all.
We hold that freedom near and dear to our hearts from sea to shining sea, but what about in our individual states?
Recently WalletHub looked across the nation to determine a state of freedom for each. First, they had to establish what independence looks like. They compared each state's government, job market, consumer finances, international trade and more to compile a list of the Most Independent States. They found that the most independent states are Utah (1), Nebraska (2), and Massachusetts (3).
Wyoming was a little further down the list.
We weren't too far down as we landed at number 15. We had the lowest percentages of households receiving public assistance and our "financial dependency" rank was one of the best in the nation. However, we struggled in categories like "government dependency" and "job market dependency."
I also think we'd be the best state when it comes to surviving out in the wild...