Christian Science Monitor Bias and Reliability Overview

Christian Science Monitor is a nonprofit news organization that publishes a website and weekly print edition. It was founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, founder of The First Church of Christ, Scientist. The Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to other awards. The website records 1.3 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Christian Science Monitor as neutral in terms 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 Christian Science Monitor’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.43

Bias: -2.56

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
Reopen public schools? How Chicago became ground zero for debate.-144.8
Monday Sunrise Briefing: A US push for accountability0.3343.8
‘A fearless fighter’: Biden taps Kamala Harris for VP-4.6743.51
In South Africa, female ministers have a message: It’s time for equality-544.62
Trump’s executive actions: Legal? Helpful? Three questions.046.73
Beirut’s challenge: A wealth of volunteers and a deficit of trust-3.6746.89
In a polarized world, what does ‘follow the science’ mean?1.6749.77
They’ve faced brutal cops abroad. Now they’re advising US protesters.-8.6744.3
Next pandemic threat to economy: A wave of evictions-6.3344.63
As China tensions rise, Trump and Biden spar for ‘tough guy’ mantle-1.3348.37
‘The right call’: Washington NFL team to drop 'Redskins' name-2.0949.25
Americans say schools are less safe since Columbine, despite data4.7542.82
Should the census ask about citizenship? Supreme Court to weigh in.3.2546.82
Northern composure: Can Canada stave off the West’s populist anger?-2.7546.05
Not guilty, say Loughlin, Giannulli in college bribery scam051.98
Paris can learn others’ lessons in loss after Notre Dame fire049.61
Is grocery packaging necessary? Not for these shops.-142.75
Nebraskans talk extreme weather. Just don’t call it climate change.1.3347.15
Is America’s media divide destroying democracy?-2.3343.33
In rare rebuke, Senate votes to block Trump’s emergency order1.3345.37
3 million Venezuelans have fled. Who will rebuild?0.544.25
AOC is the right’s new villain. And in Queens, they love her for it.-642.87
After Christchurch, Muslims ask: Are we safe in the West?-1.6744.12
For government supporters in Venezuela, it's all about the revolution0.6744.68
Parties over? Republicans, Democrats, and the Howard Schultz challenge0.540.39