Top 40 Most Popular Libertarian Websites


Have you ever wondered which libertarian websites are the most popular?

I did.  So, I set out to compile a list. But I didn’t want to create a list based on my opinion. Instead, I wanted an objective, scientific analysis (at least as best as reasonably possible) in terms of total visitors. In order to do this, I used data from Alexa.com which is considered one of the world’s premier web traffic data and analytics companies.

Note: Alexa.com doesn’t keep a list of most popular libertarian websites.  Instead, each website had to be manually looked up.  If you believe that a site was missed, feel free to post in the Comments section or contact me using the Contact page and I’ll be happy to make any updates as needed.

So, without further ado, here are the top 40 most popular libertarian websites in the United States based on data from Alexa.com:

  1. The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal – Dedicated to improving higher education in North Carolina and the nation. 
  2. The Advocates for Self-Government – This group creates products, programs and services to help other libertarian groups. 
  3. Atlas Network – Promotes free-market economic policies across the world.
  4. The Liberty Conservative – An online political magazine devoted to less government and more liberty.
  5. The Daily Liberator – Daily source for liberty related news.
  6. Niskanen Center –  An advocacy organization that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policy making process.
  7. Families Against Mandatory Minimums – FAMM advocates for state and federal sentencing reform. 
  8. Liberty Viral – Founded by Austin Petersen, this popular blog features daily news updates.
  9. Liberty Hangout – Liberty Hangout is a libertarian media outlet and alternative news source.
  10. Economic Policy Journal – Blog focusing on economic policies.
  11. Campaign for Liberty – Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty promotes individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy.
  12. Sound Money Defense League – Focuses on restoring gold and silver as America’s constitutional money.
  13. Young Americans for Liberty – Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America’s college campuses.
  14. Institute for Humane Studies – IHS is a nonprofit educational organization that encourages students and professors to study freedom.
  15. The Future of Freedom Foundation – Educational foundation that would advances the case for libertarianism
  16. The Heartland Institute – Chicago-based think tank.  
  17. Competitive Enterprise Institute – Public interest group dedicated to free enterprise.
  18. Institute for Justice – Legal group which litigates to limit the size and scope of government.
  19. Being Libertarian – A blog which aims to be a point of convergence for minarchists, classical liberals, anarchists, independents, Objectivists, capitalists, and right/left-leaning libertarians.
  20. Tenth Amendment Center – Focuses on the 10th Amendment and nullification.
  21. Outside the Beltway – An online journal of politics and foreign affairs analysis with a classical liberal slant.
  22. FreedomWorks – A community of Americans devoted to promoting lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.
  23. Illinois Policy – An organization aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois.
  24. Libertarian Party – The official website of the Libertarian Party. 
  25. Learn Liberty – Explores the ideas of a free society.
  26. A Libertarian Future – A libertarian blog features news and daily updates.
  27. Libertarianism.org – A project of the Cato Institute, it features videos, essays, electronic versions of out-of-print books, book reviews and recommended reading lists.
  28. Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity – Official Ron Paul website focusing on Paul’s non-interventionist foreign policy.
  29. Independent Institute – Founded in 1986, the Independent Institute is a scholarly research and educational organization which sponsors studies on political economy.
  30. Tom Woods – A Senior Fellow at Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tom Woods runs the popular The Tom Woods Show podcast.
  31. Hoover Institution – A project of Stanford University, the Hoover Institution was founded by Herbert Hoover before he became President of the United States. Features The Libertarian podcast.
  32. Ron Paul Liberty Report – Official website of Ron Paul, the former 12-term US Congressman and 1988 Libertarian Party presidential candidate.
  33. Library of Economics and Liberty – Dedicated to the study of economics, markets, and liberty providing resources for students, teachers and researchers of economic thought.
  34. The Libertarian Republic – A free market news magazine featuring the writing of libertarians, conservatives and independents.
  35. US Debt Clock.org – A real time US national debt clock.
  36. Cato Institute – The Cato Institute, the prestigious libertarian think tank, promotes traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace.
  37. LewRockwell.com – A daily news and opinion site promoting anti-war, anti-state, pro-market work of Murray Rothbard.
  38. Mises Institute – The Mises Institute advocates Austrian economics in the tradition of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard.
  39. Foundation for Economic Education – FEE is an educational foundation which specializes in bringing the principles of a free society to younger generations.
  40. Reason.com – Reason provides an alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by writing from a libertarian perspective.

Honorable Mentions

  • Libertarian Christian Institute – Promotes libertarianism within the context of the Christian faith.
  • Free State Project – An effort to recruit 20,000 libertarians to move to New Hampshire in order to make the state a stronghold for libertarian ideas. 
  • RonPaul.com – A Ron Paul fansite.
  • Down Size DC – Organization dedicated to reducing the size of the federal government.
  • Ballot Access News – Provides up-to-date news about ballot access laws.

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9 Responses to Top 40 Most Popular Libertarian Websites

  1. Cody says:

    Did you miss LearnLiberty.org? I would hope that it’s in the top 40.

  2. Franklin says:

    You forgot LibertyHangout.org. It should be #17

  3. Bill says:

    The U.S. Debt Clock is a libertarian website? There’s several out there posting the exact same info, should they be added in as well?

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