These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Child Trends as a left-center biased Pro-Science website based on advocacy for issues favored by the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of research and a clean fact-check record
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
childtrends.org is a website operated by Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The organization focuses on improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing data-driven insights on various topics related to child well-being. The website is a platform to share research, reports, and data related to child maltreatment and child welfare.
Funded by / Ownership
Child Trends is a nonprofit organization that receives funding from various sources, including foundations, government agencies, and individual donors; however, they do not disclose donors.
Analysis / Bias
childtrends.org primarily focuses on research and data analysis related to child welfare. They focus on child health, poverty, welfare, immigrants, and early childhood development. The organization aims to provide evidence-based insights and recommendations to inform policies and practices that support the well-being of children.
The website primarily publishes research articles with minimally loaded language, such as this Advancing Racial Equity in Early Childhood Through Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. This article relies on credible sources such as Harvard University, Arizona State University, and the peer-reviewed Infant Mental Health Journal.
Although they do not directly publish opinion articles, they advocate for issues that are favored by the left such as LGBTQ equity: Discriminatory Transgender Health Bills Have Critical Consequences for Youth, and anti-racism, such as this Researchers’ Experiences Inform Recommendations for Funders to Facilitate Racial Equity in Research. In general, Child Trends is a left-leaning pro-science organization.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They are used as a resource by Fact-Checkers.
Overall, we rate Child Trends as a left-center biased Pro-Science website based on advocacy for issues favored by the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of research and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/29/2023)
Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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