Sojourners Bias and Reliability Overview

Sojourners is a monthly Christian magazine and website founded in 1971 as The Post-American. It is published by a social justice organization that arose out of the Sojourners Community in Washington, D.C. The independent publication covers politics, faith and culture. The website records more than 160,000 visits, and the magazine has approximately 60,000 readers per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Sojourners 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 Sojourners’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 38.88

Bias: -12.58

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
Why Nathan Cartagena Teaches Critical Race Theory to Evangelicals-1534.33
Protect People, Not Patents-11.6742.33
Mennonite Church Introduces Curriculum on Police Abolition-944.33
‘The Refugee Resettlement Program Survived. And So Now We Get to Rebuild’-6.3345.33
To ‘Insure Domestic Tranquility,’ We Must Establish Justice, Preaches Rev. Barber-7.3340.67
How Parler Played to Conservative Christians’ Fear of Censorship-7.3340.67
Christian Nationalists Much More Likely to Reject Vaccine, New Study Finds-543
How Clergy Support Pro-Democracy Movements Around the World-1241.33
The People Ensuring Your Ballot Is Counted-1.3350.67
Pastors Work to Stop Evangelicals’ Spread of ‘Dangerous’ Misinformation-5.6744
Why Should We Fix the Electoral College? It's Racist, Experts Say-1042
Black Clergy Call for 40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and ‘Spiritual Warfare’ Before Election-17.6730
The Strange Theology That Rejects Masks but Embraces Guns-11.8629.86
Don't Believe The Lie: The Black Freedom Struggle Never Ended-11.3333
This Gets Worse: What Happens If Congress Fails to Act on Pandemic Relief-1337.67
Stacey Abrams: We’ve Got to Talk About Power-1432
American Families in Crisis-20.6739
How Religious Schools Have Insulated Themselves from Discrimination Lawsuits-1538
C.T. Vivian Wanted Us to Remember: the Civil Rights Movement Was Deeply Spiritual-15.3329.67
Faith Leaders and Activists Honor John Lewis’ Life of ‘Good Trouble’-5.2243.44
Chicago Pastor Fires At Trump: ‘Don’t Get In The Ring With People From The Chi’-16.4435.11