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 appealing 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 the Economic Policy Institute Left-Center Biased based on economic positions that favor liberal policies. 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 Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Economic Policy Institute is a left-leaning American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that carries out economic research and analyzes the economic impact of policies and proposals. The EPI describes itself as a non-partisan think tank that “seeks to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.” It is affiliated with the labor movement and is usually described as presenting a liberal viewpoint on public policy issues.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Economic Policy Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. According to EPI, labor unions supplied about 29% of funding between 2005 and 2009, and about 53% came from foundation grants.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Economic Policy Institute has a left-leaning bias through political affiliation with labor and re-distributive economic policy. They report all information with proper sourcing and are generally factual. News headlines are typically low-biased in wording, such as this Government programs kept tens of millions out of poverty in 2018. Editorially, EPI is no fan of President Trump’s economic policies Wage growth is being held back by political decisions, and the Trump administration is on the wrong side of key debates while reporting favorably on Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders On Immigration, Bernie Sanders is Correct.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate the Economic Policy Institute Left-Center Biased based on economic positions that favor liberal policies. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/19/2017) Update (9/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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