These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate America’s Health Rankings as Neutral based on the presentation of data and information without any obvious political or ideological bias. However, story selection tends to favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 1990, America’s Health Rankings (AHR) conducts annual state-by-state assessments of the US population’s health using various indicators as part of the United Health Foundation’s efforts to analyze and improve public health. The founder of AHR: UnitedHealth Group is based in Minnesota, United States.
Funded by / Ownership
America’s Health Rankings is an initiative by the United Health Foundation, a non-profit organization established by UnitedHealth Group. This statement, “Produced by the United Health Foundation, America’s Health Rankings,” highlights the relationship between the foundation and the health rankings project. The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose funding or revenue generation.
Analysis / Bias
America’s Health Rankings presents data on US health and wellness, collaborating with the UnitedHealth Group to analyze nations’ health data.
In review, the report titled “The greatest health strengths and challenges in North Carolina” shows “Low Black/White residential segregation,” while ABC11 Eyewitness News reveals ongoing segregation in the Triangle based on census data.
The “Poverty Racial Disparity – Ages 65+” report compares senior poverty rates by race and ethnicity across States. The information is presented without any obvious political or ideological bias. It is thoroughly sourced from credible institutions like npc.umich.edu, The Administration for Community Living (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Taylor & Francis Group (a UK-based publisher of books and journals), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Editorially, AHR advocates for left-leaning policies and perspectives such as this “UnitedHealth Group Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month,” which is properly sourced from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). In general, America’s Health Rankings are fact-based and hold left-leaning editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate America’s Health Rankings as Neutral based on the presentation of data and information without any obvious political or ideological bias. However, story selection tends to favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 03/26/2023)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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