American Prospect Bias and Reliability Overview

American Prospect is a print and online publication “promoting informed discussion on public policy from a progressive perspective.” Founded in 1990, the nonprofit corporation is based in Washington, D.C. The print magazine is published every other month, with 10,000 subscribers. The website records 477,000 approximately visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates American Prospect in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are American Prospect’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.21

Bias: -14.92

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
On Infrastructure, a Bad Deal Is Worse Than No Deal at All-1835.33
Court vs. Farmworkers May Foreshadow Court vs. All Workers-1936.33
Justice Department Shot Through With Corporate Influence-15.6736.67
The Crisis in State Governments Isn’t the Budgets, It’s the Governance-742.67
Why the Usual Suspects Can’t Save the Planet-14.6734
Federalize It, Joe Biden-11.3339.67
The One Union Biden Has Not Supported-8.6745.67
First 100: Senate Democrats Agree to Defuse the Unemployment Tax Time Bomb-14.6736
H.R. 1: The Path to Democracy in America-12.6735.67
Trump Holdovers Still Dot U.S. Attorneys Offices-17.6732
What’s Up With Twitter’s Content Moderation Policies?-1634.67
Altercation: A Times Scoop: Republicans Don’t ‘Advance Working People’s Economic Interests’-2129.33
The GameStop Mess Exposes the Naked Short Selling Scam-1040
The Quiet Winner of the Texas Energy Crisis-1239.67
Deportation as Usual as Biden Struggles to Reshape Immigration Policy-1839.33
Altercation: When the Right Cancels It, It Ain’t Cancel Culture-1716.33
How (Some) State Stimulus Packages Are Including Immigrants-1044.67
First 100: Exempting the Unemployed from Surprise Tax Bills-13.3336
In Myanmar, a Young Democracy Comes to an Abrupt End-5.6742.67
First 100: Democrats Should Keep Doing Popular Things, A Continuing Series-1340.4
Kyrsten Sinema Pressure Campaign Goes Up in Arizona-2040.33
The Long and Winding Road to Replacing the Gas Tax0.6740
Warehouse Workers Wage Historic Fight for Union Recognition at Amazon-9.6244.25
First 100: The Senate Filibuster Is Actively Harming COVID Relief Policy-3.6738.33
The GameStop Craziness Pulls Back the Curtain on the Stock Market-7.3337.33