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About Foreign Affairs's Bias Rating
Foreign Affairs 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
Foreign Affairs' AllSides Bias Rating™ is 'center'. While this is an initial rating as of May 2017, it is clear that centrality is the essence of this news source. It's first publication in 1922 stated, "Its articles will not represent any consensus of beliefs. What is demanded of them is that they shall be competent and well informed, representing honest opinions seriously held and convincingly expressed." In addition to its own message, this "multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social media feeds, [and] event business," was founded by a similarly focused organization: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR mission states: "The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." Centrality is therefore not just a product, but the whole essence of Foreign Affairs.
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As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Foreign Affairs. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of December 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for Foreign Affairs. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
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Owner: Council on Foreign Affairs