Institute for Government

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate The Institute for Government (IfG) left-center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 2008 by Lord Sainsbury of Turville David Sainsbury, The Institute for Government (IfG) is a London-based think tank. The Institute for Government (IFG) describes itself as The Institute for Government, “works with political parties in Westminster and senior civil servants in Whitehall to make government more effective. It provides impartial, evidence-based advice, drawing on best practice from around the world.”

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Funded by /  Ownership

The think tank receives its funding from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. 

Analysis / Bias

Articles and headlines contain moderate emotional wording such as this “The government needs a comprehensive plan for surviving without Russian gas” and “Workers’ rights after Brexit: the limits of legislation.” The author Raphael Hogarth is also a leader writer at the right-center, The Times.  When it comes to sourcing, they utilize sources such as parliament.uk, gov.uk, socialsciences.uottawa.ca, and Mirror.co.uk.

On the issues such as climate change, they publish articles favorable to the left “Net-zero: how government can meet its climate change target.” In this article, the author makes a point about reaching UK’s commitment to reach net-zero by 2050. IfG frequently reports on BREXIT from a skeptical perspective such as this The government has yet to convince that Brexit benefits outweigh the costs. Finally, they also advocate for diversity and inclusivity, such as this Diversity and inclusion in the Civil Service. In general, the Institute for Government is factual and holds left-leaning editorial perspectives.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The Institute for Government (IfG) left-center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 03/20/2022)

Source: https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/

Last Updated on March 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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