ABC News (Online) media bias rating is Lean Left.

ABC News bias is Lean Left.

Important Note: This page offers a media bias rating for online content on ABCnews.com only. AllSides does not rate the bias of broadcast TV or radio content.

The results from an AllSides January 2013 Blind Bias Survey found ABC News bias (website content only) lies on the border line between Lean Left and Left, with a flat normalized score of 1.83 and a raw score of 1.79. A 2005 UCLA study, based on the television news program rather than the website, gave ABC News a Center rating though very close to Lean Left.

According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, roughly 37% of ABC News readers hold political values to the left-of-center or left. About 41% of ABC News's audience is considered mixed or center (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey). 21% of ABC News's audience is right-of-center or right (compared with 26% of all respondents to the survey).

Political Contributions by ABC Employees

The financial contributions of media outlet employees to political campaigns don't impact our ratings — we rate content only — but we add this information in the interest of transparency. During the 2008 election, 1,160 employees from ABC News and two other major broadcast television networks donated a total of $1,020,816 to the Democratic Party. A total of 193 donations were made, totaling $142,863, to the Republican Party, according to an analysis by The Washington Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Community Feedback on the ABC News Bias Rating

As of April 2017, a slight majority of over 5,000 users agreed with our Lean Left ABC News bias rating. The average rating of the people who disagreed was also Lean Left. This is consistent with past community feedback.

As of July 2016, the average of users’ individual bias ratings for ABC News was Lean Left. A small majority of nearly 1,200 AllSides users disagreed with the Lean Left rating, but those who disagreed were split on whether the rating should be Left or Center, producing an overall average of Lean Left.

As of Dec. 12, 2013, 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 About 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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