Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1941, The Humanist Magazine is published by the American Humanist Association. It is a Bi-monthly publication that covers everything from science and religion to media and technology to politics and popular culture.
Funded by / Ownership
The Humanist Magazine is published by the American Humanist Association a nonprofit that is funded through donations. The magazine generates revenue through donations and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Humanist Magazine and website cover topics such as science, religion, media, technology, politics, and popular culture. Articles and headlines do not use loaded emotional language such as this Notoriously Humanistic: In Praise of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Jurisprudence. For the most part, all information is sourced properly.
Editorially, The Humanist Magazine does not report on religion or conservatism favorably such as this What Would a Humanist Do? Thrilled about Fauci’s Humanism, Scared of Conservative Backlash and this COVID-19 Relief, Church Bailouts, and Cronyism under Trump. While clearly opposed to conservativism, they also do not report favorable on religious Democrats such as this Bible-Thumping Democrats Should Be a Curiosity. When reporting on science they take pro-science positions on climate change and coronavirus. In general, they report factually with a secular/atheist bias that aligns with the Left-Center.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Humanist Magazine Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/22/2016) Updated (12/23/2020)