Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Population Connection is a non-profit organization in the United States that raises awareness of population challenges and advocates for improved global access to family planning and reproductive health care. The organization was founded in 1968 by Paul R. Ehrlich, Richard Bowers, and Charles Remington in the wake of Ehrlich’s best-selling book, The Population Bomb. Their mission statement is: “Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that Earth’s resources can sustain.”
Funded by / Ownership
Population Connection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded through donations. They are transparent as they disclose their finances.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Population Connection publishes articles from their monthly magazine and a blog. All headlines and articles use minimally loaded language such as: UNTANGLING THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE. Each article and blog entry is sourced through a combination of links, direct quotes, or MLA citations at the bottom of the article. Politically, the issues reported on this website are championed by the left.
Editorially, Population Connection advocates for the following issues: Global access to contraception and reproductive health care, Population, and the environment, Reproductive rights, Comprehensive sex education for teens, U.S. funding for international family planning, Support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Elimination of the Global Gag Rule.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Population Connection Left biased based on progressive political advocacy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 2/28/2018) Updated (01/05/2022)
Last Updated on January 5, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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