Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Ad Fontes Media rates The Guardian in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. The Guardian is a British news website begun as a print newspaper in 1821. The print edition, published in London, is read by more than 125,000 daily. The online newspaper was launched in 1999 and records approximately 287 million visits monthly. The website is owned by the Guardian Media Group.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.84

Bias: -9.24

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 URLBiasReliability
House Republican leader rejects Capitol attack panel’s request to cooperate-1.6745.67
Chuck Schumer outlines loophole to open debate on voting rights bill-244.67
Prince Andrew faces trial after judge refuses to dismiss Giuffre case047
Bronx fire: all 17 victims who died, including eight children, identified047.67
Omicron so contagious most Americans will get Covid, top US health officials say046.33
Donald Trump to launch social media platform called Truth Social-8.6740.33
Camels enhanced with Botox barred from Saudi beauty contest041
The Great Barrier Reef is a victim of climate change – but it could be part of the solution | Peter Thomson and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg-743.33
Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations-1.3342.33
I sold my eggs for an Ivy League education – but was it worth it?-1.3341
Supreme court refuses to block Texas abortion ban but will hear challenges-4.6746
‘This stuff won’t go away’: PFAS chemicals contaminate Wisconsin’s waterways and soil-445.67
Lyft admits it recorded 4,000 sexual assault claims in long-awaited report047.67
Facebook crisis grows as new whistleblower and leaked documents emerge-2.3347.33
Biden gives strongest signal he’s ready to move to end Senate filibuster-242.67
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema: the centrists blocking Biden’s agenda-7.6744.33
How thousands of Haitian migrants ended up at the Texas border-8.3342.67
Trevor Noah on Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweet: ‘This has turned into a real problem’-12.3325.67
Biden asks Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway to quit military academy boards0.3345.67
Michigan judge sanctions pro-Trump lawyers who sought to overturn state’s 2020 elections-1039
US deserves big share of blame for Afghanistan military disaster037.67
Andrew Cuomo ran New York badly – because he ran a toxic workplace | Joel Wertheimer-10.6731
The Trump charges look small potatoes, and the Republican base will shrug | Lloyd Green1.3335.5
The revolt against liberalism: what’s driving Poland and Hungary’s nativist turn?-2.3344
25 corporations marking Pride donated over $10m to anti-LGBTQ+ politicians – study-9.6742