These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Statista Least Biased based on the curation of stats from a wide variety of sources and High for factual reporting due to indicating the source.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Germany 11/180
Founded in 2007, Statista is a German online portal for statistics, which makes data collected by market and opinion research institutes and data derived from the economic sector and official statistics available in English, French, German and Spanish. It is one of the most successful statistics databases in the world. According to their about page, they have over 80,000 topics and 22,500 sources. The current CEO is Friedrich Schwandt.
Funded by / Ownership
Ownership is not clearly stated but it appears Statista is owned by Stroer Media. Revenue is derived from subscriptions to access data.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Statista provides statistics from a wide variety of sources for data. There does not appear to be bias associated with this website. For example, you type in Climate Change and you will get climate change stats from a variety of sources, including those who do not go with the consensus. Quite simply, this is a valuable resource that provides stats. Some of the sources these stats come from may require scrutiny, but there is no bias here.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Statista Least Biased based on the curation of stats from a wide variety of sources and High for factual reporting due to indicating the source. (D. Van Zandt 5/17/2019) Updated (5/29/2020)