These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Institute for Policy Studies left-biased based on editorial positions that align with the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to a lack of transparency with funding
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is an American progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. It has been directed by John Cavanagh since 1998. The organization focuses on U.S. foreign policy, domestic policy, human rights, international economics, and national security. According to their Mission Statement “IPS is a progressive organization dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Institute for Policy Studies is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations generate revenue, but they do not list their top donors on the website.
Analysis / Bias
An analysis from The Heritage Foundation described IPS as, “an avowedly radical organization.” In review, the Institute for Policy Studies publishes articles that favor the left or is negative toward the right. They utilize emotionally loaded words in headlines and articles while using mostly left-leaning sources for information. The Institute for Policy Studies is usually factual in reporting, but they do tend to spin some information that can be misleading. In general, most articles reference facts and strongly lean left editorially, but the lack of transparency renders them Mostly Factual at best.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate the Institute for Policy Studies left-biased based on editorial positions that align with the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to a lack of transparency with funding. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2017) Updated (10/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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