These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 as Least Biased based on the curation of stats from various sources and High for factual reporting due to indicating the source.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 and official statistics 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 Stroer Media owns Statista. 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 various 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 in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Statista as Least Biased based on the curation of stats from various sources and High for factual reporting due to indicating the source. (D. Van Zandt 5/17/2019) Updated (12/10/2022)
Last Updated on July 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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