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 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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.
Funded by / Ownership
The Economic Policy Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. According to EPI, about 29% of its funding between 2005 and 2009 was supplied by labor unions 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 not 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.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. In fact, they are used as a credible source by IFCN fact checkers.
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 (9/15/2019)