PragerU Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Hyper-Partisan Right

Reliability: Unreliable, Problematic


Ad Fontes Media rates PragerU in the Hyper-Partisan Right category of bias and as Unreliable, Problematic in terms of reliability. PragerU is a nonprofit digital media company that presents video content focusing on politics, economics and commentary from a conservative perspective. The platform was founded in 2009 by talk show radio host Dennis Prager and producer Allen Estrin.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 23.13

Bias: 18.71

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
Capitalism Wins 14.33 29
Why Has the West Been So Successful? 21.33 22.33
Is The National Anthem Racist? 4.33 42
The Truth About Canadian Healthcare 8.67 28
The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians 13 30.67
Is Islam a Religion of Peace? 13.33 28.33
Should We Defund the Police? 12 26.33
Can an 8-Year-Old Choose Their Gender? 9.67 30
How Many Americans Have Died From COVID-19? 18.33 20
Catherine Illingworth: Divine Comedy by Dante -0.33 41.33
Abigail Shrier: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -0.67 41.33
Is It Masculine for a Man to Wear a Dress? 8 39.33
Dear Celebrities, No One Cares What You Think 5.67 32
The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate 6.67 43
Is America Racist? 8.33 39
Build the Wall 10 40.67
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say? 4.67 43.33
Are the Police Racist? 18.33 26.33
Trophies Are for Winning 6 30.67
Be Brave 23.67 22.67
What's Wrong With The 1619 Project? 9.67 33.67
What Is Big Green? 19.67 21.67
Ep. 168 — Thoughts on the Current State of Our Nation 24.67 7.33
Ep. 169 — Erasing Gender 15.67 30
Why I Left the Left 15.67 29.67

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