AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
The bias meter value for People is -2.30. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
Lean Left What does this mean?

How we determined this rating:

  • Independent Review
  • Editorial Review: Jun 2022
  • Community Feedback:   ratings
  • AllSides has low or initial confidence in this bias rating.

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Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About People's Bias Rating

People is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

Note: This rating is for People's online, politics section. AllSides' Media Bias Rating™ for People magazine is for its digital political content only, not its print magazine content.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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People Rated Lean Left Following AllSides Small Group Editorial Review

People magazine's political coverage was rated Lean Left in a June 2022 AllSides Small Group Editorial Review.

A small group of AllSides reviewers — one person each with a bias on the left, center, and right — reviewed content from People's online politics section for political bias. At the time, big topics in the news were gun control/gun rights (following recent mass shootings in America), as well as LGBTQ Pride month.

The team noted that People magazine's coverage on guns typically used types of media bias such as slant, emotionalism, and bias by omission. Coverage focused on people calling for stricter gun laws, emotional pleas for stricter laws, and omitted voices that are against stricter measures. Examples included:

Other indicators of Lean Left political bias included positive slant toward Democratic leaders, abortion access, and LGBTQ Pride month activities:

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of March 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for People. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of March 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for People. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

Additional Information

People magazine is a weekly American magazine that specializes in celebrity news and human interest stories. It also has a website,

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