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About The Nation's Bias Rating
The Nation is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
The Nation is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.
What a "Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left display media bias in ways that strongly align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. This is our most liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Left ratings
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The Nation Rated Left in April 2022 Independent Review
Per an independent review conducted by an AllSides editor in April 2022, The Nation maintained its Left bias.
The Nation was found to display various types of media bias, including story choice that appeals to people on the left. Some headlines from spring 2022 featured on The Nation included, "Why The Right Is So Mad About Trans Athletes," "Congress Is Dragging Its Feet on Recognizing a Staffers’ Union," and "Why Does the Media Care More About “the Slap” Than Trump’s Missing Call Logs?" The Nation also endorsed socialist Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.
2018 Independent Review Finds Anti-Republican Headlines
A summer 2018 AllSides independent review found that headlines featured on The Nation clearly framed Republicans in a negative light, and included, "Judge Kavanaugh: An Originalist With a New — and Terrifying — Interpretation of Executive Power," "These 5 Trump Policies Are Leading Us Toward Economic Chaos," "Trump's War on Children," and "The Republican Congress Isn't Even Pretending to Do Its Job."
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As of September 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Nation. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of September 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Left rating for The Nation. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. The periodical, devoted to politics and culture, is self-described as "the flagship of the left." Founded on July 6, 1865, it is published by The Nation Company, L.P., at 33 Irving Place, New York City. [Source: Wikipedia]
The Nation Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Victor Navasky and Katrina vanden Heuvel
The Nation is sustained in part by a group of more than 30,000 donors called Nation Builders, who donate funds to the periodical above and beyond their annual subscription fees.
Updated April 5, 2022