Discover Your Bias

Bias starts with you. Learn about your own bias and how it compares with others. You can also help us rate the media bias of online sources.

Ways to rate your bias

  • Rate your own bias: Use the tool below to clarify how you judge your own bias.
  • Compare your leanings with the rest of America: Pew Research Center's 17-question Political Typology Quiz compares your political opinions to other Americans, broken into 9 political typology groups.
  • Pick your political party: Take Pew Research Center's 2016 Political Party Quiz to find out where you fit on the partisan political spectrum.
  • Even more ways: While Pew quizzes are based on research, there are other tools that don't seem to have the same thorough foundation, but are interesting nevertheless. Try the Political Compass Test, a Europe-produced survey that produces a chart with both left to right and authoritarian to libertarian scale, or the 8 values political quiz which rates political leanings on 4 axes: Economic, Diplomatic, State, and Society.
  • How AllSides rates bias: Learn how we rate media bias using scientific, multipartisan analysis, and see how you can help drive our ratings.

 


Rate your own bias:

Unsure of where you stand on these issues? The descriptions below outline common left and right perspectives.

on social issues
like gay marriage, abortion, civil rights
on economic issues
like taxes, spending, deficit
on foreign policy
defense, diplomacy
on the environment/energy
renewable energy, oil, conservation
on health care issues
like medicare, insurance
on education issues
like charter schools, funding, unions
on social security
retirement benefits
on welfare issues
foodstamps, unemployment benefits