People media bias rating is Lean Left.

People magazine's Politics section has a Lean Left bias.

Note: AllSides' Media Bias Rating for People magazine is for its digital political content only, not its print magazine content.

Table of Contents 

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:

Back to Top ^

About People Magazine

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

Back to Top ^

Who Owns and Funds People Magazine

Note: Funding and ownership is not taken into account when determining AllSides Media Bias Ratings™. While it's true ownership and financial interests can affect what goes to print, our bias ratings are determined by assessing the bias of content only. We provide financial and ownership information as an FYI to our readers.

People is published by Dotdash Meredith, a subsidiary of IAC, an American holding company that owns brands across 100 countries. IAC is a publicly traded company. 

Back to Top ^