The Heritage Foundation

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Right
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The Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation
Bias Rating Right
Type Think Tank / Policy Group
Region National
Owner Tax Exempt 501 Charity
Established 1973
Website heritage.org
Twitter @heritage
Facebook heritagefoundation
Wikipedia The Heritage Foundation
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About The Heritage Foundation's Bias Rating

The Heritage Foundation is a think tank / policy group source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Right.

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Bias Reviews

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September 2023 Small Group Review 

In 2023, a group of 3 AllSides reviewers from left, right, and center determined that the bias rating of The Heritage Foundation (Heritage.org, specifically) should be moved from Lean Right to Right. 

Reviewers noted headlines like Woke Leftists Are Taking Over a Founding Father’s Home, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson On The Impact Of the Radical Left, Biden Administration Outsourcing Online Censorship of ConservativesGovernment Officials Need To Ban TikTok From Operating in the U.S.A Plan for Decisive Action Against the Threat of CCP Land Use in the U.S.The Blue City Murder ProblemThe Case for Impeachment of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland SecurityThe 10 Worst Provisions in Biden, Schumer’s Voting Rights BillsEducation Choice Means Accountability to Families, and Parents Are Fed Up With Public Schools Secretly Transitioning Children.

September 2020 Independent Review

An independent review by an AllSides editor in Sept. 2020 found Heritage.org maintained a clear Lean Right bias. Heritage.org had launched a campaign to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, written about "why the Electoral College is so necessary," and included a feature warning against the dangers of socialism.

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As of April 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Heritage Foundation. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Right bias.

Confidence Level

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As of April 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Right rating for The Heritage Foundation. An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has affirmed this rating, or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Additional Information

Note: This rating is for the content on Heritage.org only.

The Heritage Foundation is a think tank based in Washington, D.C. that was founded on February 16, 1973. On its website, Heritage states:

For almost 50 years, The Heritage Foundation has advanced the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. We’ve led the way for reforms in every policy area—from taxes and regulation to crime and national defense. With more than 100 policy experts, Heritage has the talent to be able to solve complex policy issues, with simple and effective conservative solutions. We communicate these solutions to tens of millions of Americans through our website, The Daily Signal, and social media. Heritage experts appear on television and radio dozens of times each week, publish hundreds of policy research reports annually, and host hundreds of meetings a year with grassroots leaders and local and national officials.

[Retrieved by AllSides Sept. 29, 2020]

In 2020, its website included a quote from commentator Sean Hannity: "No organization on earth is a better supplier of innovative, conservative ideas grounded in founding principles than Heritage." [Retrieved by AllSides Sept. 29, 2020]

In 2023 and 2024, The Heritage Foundation led Project 2025, an effort to prepare for a future Republican presidential administration with staff and policy plans; the project was described in the media as recruiting "an army to build a Trump presidency playbook," as building a plan for "Institutionalizing Trumpism," and as "a wish list for the American Right."

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Owner: Tax Exempt 501 Charity

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