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PragerU Bias and Reliability Overview

PragerU is a nonprofit digital media company committed to “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.” Video content focuses on politics, economics and commentary from a conservative perspective. The platform was founded in 2009 by talk show radio host Dennis Prager and producer Allen Estrin. Videos that “advance Judeo-Christian” values are targeted for young Americans and posted on YouTube and other video platforms, with more than 4.5 billion views. The website records more than 1.4 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates PragerU in the hyper-partisan right category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 PragerU’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 23.13

Bias: 18.71

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 URLBiasReliability
Capitalism Wins14.3329
Why Has the West Been So Successful?21.3322.33
Is The National Anthem Racist?4.3342
The Truth About Canadian Healthcare8.6728
The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians1330.67
Is Islam a Religion of Peace?13.3328.33
Should We Defund the Police?1226.33
Can an 8-Year-Old Choose Their Gender?9.6730
How Many Americans Have Died From COVID-19?18.3320
Catherine Illingworth: Divine Comedy by Dante-0.3341.33
Abigail Shrier: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-0.6741.33
Is It Masculine for a Man to Wear a Dress?839.33
Dear Celebrities, No One Cares What You Think5.6732
The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate6.6743
Is America Racist?8.3339
Build the Wall1040.67
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?4.6743.33
Are the Police Racist?18.3326.33
Trophies Are for Winning630.67
Be Brave23.6722.67
What's Wrong With The 1619 Project?9.6733.67
What Is Big Green?19.6721.67
Ep. 168 — Thoughts on the Current State of Our Nation24.677.33
Ep. 169 — Erasing Gender15.6730
Why I Left the Left15.6729.67
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