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 as hyper-partisan right in terms of bias and as somewhat unreliable 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: 22.07

Bias: 19.49

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
The Truth About Canadian Healthcare8.6727.7
The Truth About Canadian Healthcare8.6727.7
The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians1330.92
Is Islam a Religion of Peace?13.3328.59
Should We Defund the Police?1226.58
Can an 8-Year-Old Choose Their Gender?9.6730.22
How Many Americans Have Died From COVID-19?18.3320.32
Catherine Illingworth: Divine Comedy by Dante-0.3341.74
Abigail Shrier: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-0.6741.74
Felix Guillermo, Dominican Republic17.6730.71
Farah Jimenez, Cuba1930.36
Jesse Holguin, Mexico21.3330.01
Is It Masculine for a Man to Wear a Dress?542.35
Dear Celebrities, No One Cares What You Think5.6731.55
The Paris Climate Agreement Won't Change the Climate6.6742.53
Is America Racist?8.3338.49
Build the Wall1040.13
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?4.6742.9
Are the Police Racist?18.3326.27
Trophies Are for Winning630.49
Be Brave23.6722.65
What's Wrong With The 1619 Project?9.6733.53
What Is Big Green?19.6721.61
Ep. 168 — Thoughts on the Current State of Our Nation24.677.58
Ep. 169 — Erasing Gender15.6730.27