Axios Bias and Reliability Overview

Axios is a news website launched in 2017 by three journalists who believed a transformation was needed in online media. The motto of Axios is “Axios gets you smarter, faster on what matters.” Information is presented in very brief news articles on subjects such as technology, science, health, environment, politics and sports. Its website logs approximately 11 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Axios in the middle category of bias and as most reliable 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 Axios’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.92

Bias: -3.73

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
NFL to fine unvaccinated players $14K for violating COVID-19 protocols046
Biles and others propel Black participation in gymnastics044.67
Capitol attack suspect turned in by Bumble match044.33
Benefits of J&J COVID-19 vaccine outweigh risks, per CDC data-1.6743
Some states trim COVID reporting as Delta spurs surge-344
Latino children in the U.S. twice as likely to be uninsured as non-Latino children-7.3343
Thousands of Hungarians march in support of LGBTQ community-2.3344
80 large wildfires rage across U.S. West046
Rich candidates use mystery money-5.3340.33
Afghan peace talks resume ahead of Eid al-Adha holiday043.67
Poll: Unvaccinated Americans least concerned about Delta variant044
Portman: IRS enforcement no longer a pay-for in bipartisan infrastructure plan045.67
GOP joins Dems in taking on Big Pharma-4.3345
Warren targets racist place names-2.6744
Dems hatch plan to pay for soft infrastructure with renegotiated drug prices045.33
Restrictive GOP voting bill advances in Texas House and Senate-0.3344
G20 leaders back global tax deal045
Mandate COVID vaccines for military, Panetta urges Biden-1.6743.67
Joe Biden, trustbuster-3.3345
Biden takes aim at Big Tech, broadband with sweeping competition order-3.3346.67
Back-to-school season is the retail industry’s next big test046.33
Uptick in severe respiratory virus cases among young children, CDC says048.33
Allen West announces run for Texas governor-3.3346.33
Fauci: COVID deaths among unvaccinated are "avoidable and preventable"-144
Biden on Sha'Carri Richardson suspension: "The rules are the rules"045.33