Economic Policy Institute Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Economic Policy Institute according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 42.04

Bias: -10.49

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Unequal Power: How the assumption of equal bargaining power in the workplace undermines freedom, fairness, and democracy -12.33 41
Union workers had more job security during the pandemic, but unionization remains historically low: Data on union representation in 2020 reinforce the need for dismantling barriers to union organizing -12.67 40.17
President Biden inherits a weak labor market due to inadequate COVID-19 response: Biden and Congress must make stimulus its first priority -12.67 37.33
Why the U.S. needs a $15 minimum wage: How the Raise the Wage Act would benefit U.S. workers and their families -16 36.33
EPI comments on independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act -4 42.67
Debunking the specious claims underlying Missouri’s anti–collective bargaining law -5.33 38
Counties that pivoted to Trump had lower wage growth than other counties -7.33 37.67
Senate Republicans have failed struggling families: It is cruel, and bad economics, to withhold stimulus aid -7.33 43.67
Moral policy = good economics: What’s needed to lift up 140 million poor and low-income people further devastated by the pandemic -13 43
Heading into election day, at least 30 million workers are being hurt by the coronavirus recession -4.67 45.33
Older workers are voting with an eye on the economy -3 44.67
Over a million people still filed initial unemployment claims last week with no COVID-19 relief in sight -8 43.67
What the next president inherits: More than 25 million workers are being hurt by the coronavirus downturn -4.67 43.67
The Biden administration must strongly advocate for working people -14 34.33
EPI comments on DOL wage level methodology for H-1B visas and permanent labor certifications for green cards -5.33 49
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey shows declines in hires: As winter hits, the Biden administration will be facing a mounting, not waning, crisis -4.33 48
Voters chose more than just the president: A review of important state ballot initiative outcomes -13 41
With unemployment benefits for millions of workers set to expire in December, Senate Republicans must stop blocking aid -11.67 40.33
U.S. schools struggle to hire and retain teachers: The second report in ‘The Perfect Storm in the Teacher Labor Market’ series -2 49