Over 900 Americans rated NewsNation’s bias as on the border of Center and Lean Left in our August 2022 AllSides Blind Bias Survey. Following an Editorial Review, which allows an AllSides panel to review a larger swath of news reports for bias, AllSides decided to keep NewsNation’s AllSides Media Bias Rating™ as Center.
On a scale of -9 to +9 with 0 representing Center, respondents on average rated NewsNation as -1.04, putting it in the Lean Left media bias category.
NewsNation Rated Center in Editorial Review
The Blind Bias Survey results, which were on the border of two bias categories, triggered a Small Group Editorial Review by an AllSides expert panel of three people; one on the left, center, and right. Editorial Reviews allow the panel to assess much more content from a media outlet than a Blind Bias Survey does. The panel decided Center is still the best rating for NewsNation.
All panelists observed a mostly balanced story choice that covered topics of interest to both the right and left. However, a reviewer on the left said they saw the outlet as leaning a bit to the right in its story choice. Panelists did not observe the use of spin, slant, or sensationalism in headlines.
Breaking Down NewsNation Blind Bias Survey Results
On average, respondents who self-reported their own political leanings as Left, Lean Right, and Right perceived NewsNation as Lean Left, while respondents who are Lean Left and Center perceived it as Center.
Democrats and Independents rated NewsNation as Center, on average, though virtually on the border of Lean Left and Center. Republicans rated NewsNation as Lean Left.
A total of 901 people from across the political spectrum rated the bias of NewsNation. When normalized, 39% of respondents rated NewsNation as left of center (10% Left, 29% Lean Left), 52% rated it as in the exact center, and 9% rated it as right of center (2% Right, 7% Lean Right).
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