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.
- Overall, we rate The Century Foundation Left-Center Biased based on advocacy for progressive issues. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Founded in 1919, The Century Foundation is a progressive, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. According to their about page “Over our long history, we have been at the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy. Today, TCF continues this legacy by researching issues that range from pursuing fairness and opportunity in education; protecting workers and further strengthening the social safety net; encouraging democracy and ensuring personal rights in the tech age, and promoting stability and prosperity abroad.”
The current President is Mark Zuckerman. The Century Foundation is based in the United States. Read our profile on USA government influence on media.
Funded by / Ownership
The Century Foundation is a nonprofit that is funded through donations. The website discloses financial reports each year that can be read here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Century Foundation advocates for “progressive ideas that benefit the public good.” They achieve this through research such as this How Minneapolis Ended Single-Family Zoning. This research consists of over 100 citations from credible sources. The website also features a section called publications that sometimes uses emotional wording such as this: Attacking the Black–White Opportunity Gap That Comes from Residential Segregation. This story is also very well sourced.
Editorially, The Century Foundation aligns with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, supporting income equality, fighting climate change, race and inequality and promotion of unions. When reporting on President Trump, they do not have a favorable opinion such as this: Trump’s First Year Unsettles World Politics. In general, all content is factual with a Progressive Left editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Century Foundation Left-Center Biased based on advocacy for progressive issues. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/18/2016) Updated (12/25/2019)