These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate USAFacts Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them Very-High in factual reporting due to the use of official sources and for serving as a resource to credible fact-checkers.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2016 by Steve Ballmer (Former Microsoft CEO, LA Clippers Owner), USAFacts, according to their about page is a “data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and the government’s impact on society. They are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide vital spending, revenue, demographic, and performance information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding our available data in the future.”
Funded by / Ownership
USAFacts is a nonprofit owned and funded by Steve and Connie Ballmer.
Analysis / Bias
In review, USAFacts provides statistics and data on a variety of topics ranging from Covid-19, Healthcare, Immigration, and several other topics. All data is low biased and derived from government sources and agencies. USAFacts does not use any other data as they explain on their FAQ page “We rely solely on government data for consistency and to screen for bias. Data curated by think tanks, academics, or any outlet expressing a viewpoint about the data is not reliably nonpartisan.” The wording used in headlines and reports is low biased and neutral such as this There was one new COVID-19 case for every 76 Americans in November. During the Covid-19 pandemic, USAFacts has provided accurate fact-based statistics that are credible such as this COVID-19 Impact and Recovery. In general, the information provided is highly factual and reported with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None. In fact, they are frequently used as a resource for fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate USAFacts Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of information. We also rate them Very-High in factual reporting due to the use of official sources and for serving as a resource to credible fact-checkers. (D. Van Zandt 4/26/2017) Updated (12/15/2020)