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: 43.65

Bias: -8.59

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
Republicans pounce on FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago to solicit campaign funds-10.6737.67
What’s behind the FBI swoop on Donald Trump’s Florida home? | Moira Donegan-1135
U-turn as Manchin agrees deal with Democrats on major tax and climate bill-8.6737.33
Uvalde teacher closed propped-open door before shooting, Texas officials say046
Abbott says two months for baby formula to hit shelves amid US shortage045.67
‘The smell is terrible’: toxic foam clouds float through streets of Bogotá suburb046.67
Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn-4.3343.33
Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskiy says battle for Donbas has begun; dialogue between Macron and Putin stalls – live046
Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 55 of the invasion045.75
Overturned mask mandates leave transport authorities in flux-5.543.5
‘We have to go’: nursing home residents await evacuation in Donbas052.33
‘Election integrity summits’ aim to fire up Trump activists over big lie-12.3343.67
Back to the future as Obama sprinkles some stardust on Biden White House-9.6738
Russian soldiers ‘discussed killing civilians’ in Ukraine in radio intercepts048
‘So much joy’: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation lauded as ray of hope-1537
Judge in New York urged to hold Trump in contempt and fine him $10,000 a day-545
Trump says he regrets not marching on Capitol with supporters on January 6-743.33
JP Morgan boss: US should take stronger stance over Russia036.33
IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster-6.6746
Two more Republicans back Ketanji Brown Jackson for supreme court-446
Suspect arrested in Sacramento shooting that left six dead-3.3345.33
Covid had devastating toll on poor and low-income communities in US-8.6740.67
France extends abortion limit after year of parliamentary rows-7.6743
Russia launches multiple rocket attacks in Kharkiv and renews Kyiv assault051.33
Russia-Ukraine latest news: UN resolution deploring invasion vetoed – as it happened-4.6744.67