The Heritage Foundation

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Right
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The Heritage Foundation
Bias Rating Lean Right
Type Think Tank / Policy Group
Region National
Owner Tax Exempt 501 Charity
Established 1973
Twitter @heritage
Facebook heritagefoundation
Wikipedia The Heritage Foundation
What a Lean Right Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with conservative, traditional, libertarian, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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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 Lean Right.

What a "Lean Right" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Right display media bias in ways that moderately align with conservative, traditional, libertarian, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Right bias is a moderately conservative rating on the political spectrum.

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The Heritage Foundation has a Lean Right bias. (Note: This rating is for the content on only). Heritage has a self-professed conservative bias. On its website, it 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]

Independent Review

An independent review by an AllSides editor in Sept. 2020 found maintained a clear Lean Right bias. 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.

About The Heritage Foundation

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]

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As of September 2023, 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.

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As of September 2023, AllSides has medium confidence in our Lean 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.

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Owner: Tax Exempt 501 Charity

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