The Guardian Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates The Guardian in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable 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 The Guardian’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.62

Bias: -9.83

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
Trevor Noah on Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweet: ‘This has turned into a real problem’-12.3325.67
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
US comes together to mark Juneteenth after recognizing it as federal holiday-645.67
US supreme court upholds Obamacare, preserving healthcare for millions – live-8.6743.67
If the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis is true, expect a political earthquake | Thomas Frank-9.3335
‘From hearsay to hard evidence’: are UFOs about to go mainstream?-0.3343.67
How Mitch McConnell killed the US Capitol attack commission-1141
Joe Biden seeks Republican buy-in but how long before patience snaps?-944.33
The Democrat standing in the way of his party’s efforts to protect voting rights-8.6741
Jewish Americans are at a turning point with Israel | Arielle Angel-1242.67
‘Bearing the brunt’: the suffering of children in the Gaza-Israel conflict – photo essay-2.3352.67
Biden’s meek stance on Gaza ceasefire does little to quell progressive ire-547.67
Two Pfizer Covid vaccine doses give over 95% protection, shows Israel study-0.6747
Chauvin guilty verdict a landmark moment in US criminal justice history-7.3341
This much is clear: Derek Chauvin’s trial won’t change policing in America-6.3337.67
Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw ‘virtually blind’ after eye surgery0.6749
Ron DeSantis issues executive order banning 'vaccine passports' in Florida-647.33
Scandal! Horror! Biden's press-briefing notes prompt rightwing outrage-929
Joe Biden says his hands are tied on a $15 minimum wage. That's not true-1736.67
To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It's the only way-16.3328.67