These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate FPRI Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions and Mostly factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency with funding and questionable scientific views.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1955, The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is an American think tank based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Institute conducts research on geopolitics, international relations, and international security in the various regions of the world as well as on ethnic conflict, U.S. national security, terrorism, and on think tanks themselves. According to their mission “The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to producing the highest quality scholarship and nonpartisan policy analysis focused on crucial foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. We educate those who make and influence policy, as well as the public at large, through the lens of history, geography, and culture.”
Funded by / Ownership
PPRI is a think tank that is funded through donations. The website does not clearly state who their large donors are. They do provide a link to the board of trustees, which does not reveal a single person of color.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the FPRI reports news and research with minimal bias such as this: Chinese State Media on Coronavirus and President Trump. However, they also side with the right on certain issues such as How Climate Change Erodes Our National Security. In general, the stories on FPRI are factual, but when it comes to science there should be a buyer beware label attached.
Overall, we rate FPRI Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions and Mostly factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency with funding and questionable scientific views. (7/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/20/2020)