Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Bias and Credibility

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Pro Science - Medicine - Credible

Factual Reporting: Very High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pro-Science.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic


Formed in 1946, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute in the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety by controlling and preventing disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

The CDC is a part of the Federal Government and funded as part of the budget of the USA Government.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the primary purpose of the CDC is to protect the USA and the world from infectious disease and promote general well-being regarding health. The website features information on outbreaks such as this: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef. The CDC also publishes informational videos such as this: How Does Flu Make You Sick?

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC has provided fact-based information, providing guidance as the situation evolved. In general, all information on the CDC website is factual and pro-science.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pro-Science. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2017) Updated (03/30/2022)


Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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