Christian Science Monitor

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
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The bias meter value for Christian Science Monitor is -0.3. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
Bias Rating Center
Type News Media
Region National
Community Bridging, Christian
Owner The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Established 1908
Website csmonitor.com
Twitter @csmonitor
Facebook ChristianScienceMonitor
Wikipedia Christian Science Monitor
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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About Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.

Christian Science Monitor is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.

What a "Center" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

Learn more about Center ratings

Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of December 2022, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Christian Science Monitor. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.

As of May 2016, The Christian Science Monitor’s AllSides media bias rating remained the same, despite a small majority of nearly 2,500 community members disagreeing with our Center rating. Seventy of those who disagreed produced an average bias score of 62 in a follow-up survey, which barely falls in the range of a Lean Left media bias, not enough to change its rating from Center.

In December of 2013, the AllSides community overwhelmingly agreed that the Christian Science Monitor has a Center media bias rating by more than a 3 to 1 ratio.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of December 2022, AllSides has high confidence in our Center rating for Christian Science Monitor. Three or more bias reviews have affirmed this rating or the source is transparent about bias.

Additional Information

The Christian Science Monitor is an independent international news organization. Its stated aim is to "help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations. We seek to cut through the froth of the political spin cycle to underlying truths and values. We want to be so focused on progress that together we can provide a credible and constructive counter-narrative to the hopelessness-, anger-, and fear-inducing brand of discourse that is so pervasive in the news."

"We are not about promoting any specific set of policies, actions or ideologies," The Christian Science Monitor writes on its About page. "The founder of the Monitor was convinced that what reaches and affects thought ultimately shapes experiences and moves our world forward. News, therefore, should be thought-provoking, trustworthy, and engaging. We seek to give our readers the information and multiple perspectives they need in order to develop their own constructive conclusions."

Currently, the Christian Science Monitor offers coverage via its website, a weekly magazine, daily news briefings and email newsletters. Despite its name, it does not claim to be religious-themed or to promote the doctrine of its patron church, though it does include a daily religious feature on “The Home Forum” page.

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Christian Science Monitor Ownership and Funding

Funding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.

Owner: The First Church of Christ, Scientist

The Monitor is owned by a church – The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the church, also founded the Christian Science Monitor in 1908. The newspaper’s inception was, in part, Eddy's response to sensationalist media practices at the time. Baker Eddy said the object of the publication was "To injure no man, but to bless all mankind."

The Christian Science Monitor describes themselves as an “independent international news organization”. The Christian Science Monitor is owned by the Christian Science Publishing Society. The Christian Science Publishing is run by a board of trustees.

Financing and ownership information last updated February 22, 2021. If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.

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