Important Note: This page offers a media bias rating for online content on FoxNews.com only. AllSides does not rate the bias of broadcast TV or radio content.
After conducting a 2017 blind bias survey, considering feedback from the AllSides community, and undertaking an Editorial Review of Fox News on Dec. 10, 2017 that included people from across the political spectrum, AllSides shifted its original media bias rating of Fox News from Right to Lean Right in December 2017.
The majority of the AllSides community disagreed with our original bias rating of Fox News as "Right" (12,896 agreed and 19,249 disagreed as of December 2017). Those who voted against the original rating recommended an average rating of "Lean Right" for Fox News media bias, which aligned with observations made by the AllSides editorial team. Further, results from our three most recent blind bias surveys (in which participants read and rate the bias of headlines without knowing which source they belong to) also rated Fox as "Lean Right," thus confirming the votes of the AllSides community.
Fox News' media bias is still noticeably conservative, particularly in regards to story choice, but its biases are subtler when it comes to word choice, especially when compared with sources like Townhall, Daily Wire, and National Review.
According to the 2014 Pew Research Study, Where News Audiences Fit on the Political Spectrum, 46% of Fox News readers hold political values to the political right or right-of-center. 18% of Fox's audience is left or left-of-center (compared with 38% of all respondents to the survey). Roughly 37% of Fox News's audience is considered mixed or center (compared with 36% of all respondents to the survey).
However, after analyzing Fox News' Editorial section, it became clear that its opinion pieces are consistently of a Right media bias. AllSides created a separate page for the media bias rating of Fox News Editorial/Opinion, which we rate Right. AllSides Media Bias Ratings delineate between news and opinion when there is a distinct difference between the two. Other outlets for which we have provided separate news and opinion bias ratings include:
Fox News Media Bias Rating Prior to December 2017
Many have claimed Fox News promotes conservative ideas and favors the Republican Party. The company has been accused of misrepresenting facts.
Prior to 2017, AllSides gave Fox News a bias rating of Right. Many AllSides users disagreed with the rating; those who disagreed gave Fox News an average rating of Lean Right, and closer to Right than Center.
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Fox News is a 24-hour news service founded in 1996 by Rupert Murdoch. It is a top five cable network and for over 14 years has been the most watched news channel in America.
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