With some of the most ardently progressive leader's modern American politics, it's no surprise that Massachusetts has been ahead of the curve with its social policies.
Massachusetts models the best of the community minded, can do attitude of the North East and is notable as one of the few states nationwide where rural areas support progressive causes as much as urban areas. A sure sign that being decent and being progressive really is in its DNA.
Combine a large number of the world's finest universities with proudly communal values and you have a powerfully revving engine for societal reform. Massachusetts is a long time and perennial leader in the fight for freedom, respect for human rights, protection of the environment and responsible, accountable governance.
Massachusetts receives one of our highest overall SweetScores.
See how ratings are determined here.
See our Content and Ratings Disclaimer.
Environmental Protections - State Rating
Women's Equality - State Rating
LGBTQ Equality - State Rating
Just and Civil Society - Country Rating
This is a U.S. Country rating. There are no State specific ratings for this Issue.
You can see how SweetScores are determined here.
Environmental Protections - Country Rating
Women's Equality - Country Rating