Associated Press’ AllSides Media Bias Rating™ was confirmed as Lean Left in our May 2023 Blind Bias Survey.

On a scale of -9 to +9 with 0 representing Center, respondents on average rated AP as -1.30, which is in the Lean Left category.

Respondents who rated their own bias as Lean Left, Center, Lean Right or Right rated AP as Lean Left; respondents on the Left rated its bias as Center. The average rating was Lean Left, confirming AllSides' existing media bias rating for AP.

A total of 1,009 people across the political spectrum took the survey, including 102 respondents with a self-reported Left bias; 223 with a Lean Left bias; 309 with a Center bias; 299 with a Lean Right bias, and 76 with a Right bias.

During an AllSides Blind Bias Survey, participants from all sides of the political spectrum are asked to rate the content of a media outlet blindly, so they are not influenced by preconceived notions of a brand's bias. Sign up to take part in the next survey.