The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.cato.org

Address:
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001-5403

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1977
Age (years)
Cato Institute
 47
United States average
 41
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Peter Goettler
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Peter Goetteler
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Peter Goetteler
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Cato Institute
 72
United States average
 51
Global average
 66
2019
Cato Institute
 44
2017
Cato Institute
 117
% Female staff
2023
Cato Institute
 36%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2019
Cato Institute
 43%

Organisational performance

Publications
2022
Cato Institute
 7
United States average
 60
Global average
 65
2020
Cato Institute
 116
Financials
2022
Cato Institute
 $45,077,000
United States average
 $33,927,041
Global average
 $7,780,485,078
2016
Cato Institute
 $36,069,847

Social

Likes (2023)
Cato Institute
 363,030
United States average
 67,586
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Cato Institute
 361,600
Likes (2021)
Cato Institute
 363,579
Twitter
Followers (2024)
Cato Institute
 367,100
United States average
 38,524
Global average
 18,119
Followers (2022)
Cato Institute
 365,153
Followers (2021)
Cato Institute
 364,539
Subscribers (2023)
Cato Institute
 91,600
United States average
 19,521
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Cato Institute
 82,500
Subscribers (2021)
Cato Institute
 69,400
Subscribers (2019)
Cato Institute
United States average
Global average
Followers (2023)
Cato Institute
 42,000
United States average
 15,945
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Cato Institute
 39,245
Followers (2021)
Cato Institute
 36,767
Followers (2023)
Cato Institute
 49,487
United States average
 18,650
Global average
 12,007
Followers (2022)
Cato Institute
 41,099
Followers (2019)
Cato Institute
 18,710

Data notes

Last updated: 16/05/2023
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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