ABC News media bias rating is Lean Left.

ABC News media bias is lean left. This bias has been confirmed multiple times through the AllSides Bias Rating™ system, and has been more broadly believed and supported at various times. For example, during the 2008 election, ABC News, along with the other two major broadcast television networks, donated a total of $1,020,816 to the Democratic Party given by 1,160 employees. On the other hand, only 193 donations were made for a total of $142,863 to the Republican Party.

The AllSides Bias Rating system assigns ABC News a bias rating of lean left. The results from the January 2013 Blind Survey rates the ABC News website on the border line between lean left and left with a flat normalized score of 1.83 and a raw score of 1.79. The UCLA 2005 study, based on the television news program rather than the website, gave ABC News a center rating but very close to lean left.

Community feedback on the ABC News bias rating

As of April 2017, a slight majority of over 5000 users agreed with our lean left rating of ABC News. The average rating of the people who disagreed also was lean left. This is consistent with past community feedback:

As of July 2016, the average of the users’ individual bias ratings was lean left in agreement with the AllSides Bias rating. A small majority of nearly 1,200 AllSides users actually disagreed with the lean left rating, but those who disagreed were split on whether the rating should be far left or center, producing an overall average of lean left.

Earlier, a slight majority of the AllSides users agreed with the rating. As of 12/12/13, just over half of the AllSides Community agreed with the "Lean Left" rating, while the other half were split between rating it "Left" and "Center"

More On ABC News

ABC News was founded in 1945 and is now owned by The Walt Disney Company. ABC began as a radio network in 1943. The news and information channel has many different broadcast programs, including ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, and more.


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The AllSides Media Bias Rating reflects the average judgment of the American people.

The AllSides Media Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people. We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating.

This media bias rating was determined using the following levels of bias verification.

Basis of Rating:

Blind Survey
Third Party Data
Community Feedback
Editorial Review
Secondary Research

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Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.