Rasmussen Reports Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Rasmussen Reports in the Strong Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Rasmussen Reports is an electronic media company specializing in public opinion polling. It conducts national surveys each day on issues such as politics, economics and lifestyles. Founded in 2003 by Scott Rasmussen, the company is headquartered in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 34.40

Bias: 14.24

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
The Frontrunner Who Looks Like a Loser Is Biden 8.33 27.67
COVID-19: Virus Deaths vs. Vaccine Deaths 14 32.33
The Left Has Killed Our Great Cities 25 17.33
Is the Establishment Still Terrified of Trump? 13.67 34.67
Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index - Week of January 17-21, 2021 2 43.33
Beijing Sends Biden a Warning 6.5 38.17
Why the Media Trash Trump's Superrecovery 22.33 25.67
Most Agree With Trump On Need for ‘Patriotic Education’ 14.67 40.67
When Democrats Act Like COVID Is A Crisis, I’ll Believe It’s A Crisis 20.67 25.67
As Coronavirus Lingers, Most Worry More About Their Health Than Their Wallet 0 42
59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House 7.33 44
Most See No Impact From Kasich’s Jump to Biden -1.67 50.33
Voters Favor Crackdown on Violent Protests; Most Democrats Disagree 4.33 46.67
Is the Media Gaming The Polls for a Post-DNC ‘Surprise’? 16.67 24.33
Voters See Media A Lot More Eager To Help Biden Than Trump 0 47
Even More Now Oppose Defunding Police, Fear More Violence 8.33 44
Americans Say Blacks More Racist Than Whites, Hispanics, Asians 8.33 44.67
Most Approve of New COVID Stimulus But Worry It’s Packed With Political Pork 0 42