These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Religion News Service (RNS) is a news agency covering religion, ethics, spirituality, and moral issues. Based at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., RNS has a network of correspondents around the world, providing news and information on all faiths and religious movements to the nation’s leading newspapers, news magazines, broadcast organizations, and religious publications. RNS wire reports are distributed to more than 170 media outlets that include The Washington Post, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and Chicago Tribune as well as religious outlets. The total circulation of these outlets exceeds 100 million readers. In review, Religion News Service has a left-Center bias through story selection that tends to favor issues of concern to the left. All articles are well sourced to credible media outlets. Editorially, there is also a left-leaning bias, such as: “President Trump, this is no time for prayer.” Overall, we rate Religion News Service (RNS) Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial viewpoint and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 10/12/2017)