These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The National Institute on Money in Politics Least Biased based on the presentation of factual data from mostly government sources. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1999, The National Institute on Money in Politics is a nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org. The National Institute on Money in Politics partners with the Center for Responsive Politics to form OpenSecrets, which tracks money in politics.
Funded by / Ownership
The National Insititute on Money in Politics is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3). Donations generate revenue. Notable donors include Funders of the Institute include the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bauman Foundation, and the Sunlight Foundation. They also derive revenue from research contracts.
Analysis / Bias
FollowtheMoney.org present factual data with minimal bias. They offer a “Reports and News” section that links current news regarding money in politics. Typically these are sourced to left-center and least biased organizations such a ProPublica. Based on factual reporting and minimal bias, we rate the National Institute on Money in State Politics as least biased with a slight leftward lean due to sourcing and political affiliation.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The National Institute on Money in Politics Least Biased based on the presentation of factual data from mostly government sources. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/24/2017) Updated (7/11/2021)
Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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