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ABC News Bias and Reliability Overview

ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company, part of Walt Disney Television. Founded in 1945, it is headquartered in New York City. Its most popular news programs are Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, 20/20 and Nightline. Its website, abcnews.go.com, records an average of 84.4 million monthly visits. Ad Fontes Media rates ABC News in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are ABC News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.28

Bias: -4.90

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Death toll at Miami-area condo collapse site climbs to 94043.67
EXPLAINER: Will juror's march presence impact Chauvin case?244
What to know about COVID-19 vaccine 'passports' and why they're controversial-0.2944.43
Does Electoral College end election for conservative media?-8.7538.5
Proud Boys founder denies inciting violence, responds to whether he feels responsible for group's behavior-247.67
Trump, campaign push back hard against any debate rules changes-4.3349.67
Comey made announcement on Clinton email probe days before election to give himself 'cover': Trump spokesperson047
Coulter Fires Up the Media With Criticism of 9/11 Widows-10.6740
Lawyer: Man killed by officer was asleep when police fired-5.6745
2020 may be 'one of the busiest' hurricane seasons on record: NOAA052
Beirut in crisis after deadly explosion. Here's how you can help-251
Biden faces backlash for comparing diversity in African American, Latino communities-6.3340.67
History made as first African American general leads one of the military services-4.6750.33
Denying federal aid to state, local governments could put neediest residents at risk-842
Philadelphia’s tale of two cities: Wealthy residents get tested at higher rates than poorer residents: ANALYSIS-745.67
US secures 100 million doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate0.6747.67
NAACP sues Betsy DeVos over COVID-19 aid rule, claiming it benefits private schools at the expense of public ones-2.6745.67