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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Robert Greenstein founded the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) in 1981. CBPP advocates for state and federal economic policies to help poor and low-income Americans and reduce income inequality. The current president is Robert Greenstein.
Funded by / Ownership
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Center is supported by several foundations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Ford Foundation and individual donors. The Atlantic Philanthropies is a major donor to CBPP, as is George Soros.
Analysis / Bias
The CBPP publishes news and research on budgets and finance by the United States Government. While carrying an inherent left bias, the articles on the site are highly factual, well-sourced, and carry a minimum of biased wording. CBPP states that they are nonpartisan and carry through on that in their reporting. However, the inherent left bias in their goals and the economic policies they advocate for earns them a left-center rating. The information is factual and well-sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Left-Center Biased based on progressive economic advocacy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Kelley 3/21/2017) Updated (4/9/2021)