The Guardian Bias and Reliability Overview

The Guardian is a British news website begun as a print newspaper in 1821. The print edition, published in London, is read by more than 125,000 daily. The online newspaper was launched in 1999 and records approximately 287 million visits monthly. The website is owned by the Guardian Media Group. Ad Fontes Media rates The Guardian as skews left 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 The Guardian’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.18

Bias: -9.55

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 Guardian view on the Brexit aftermath: the price of dishonesty-141.53
Artists like me are being censored in Germany – because we support Palestinian rights-1234.09
Fauci says he was the 'skunk at the picnic' in Trump's Covid team-7.3344.45
Joe Biden will launch presidency with appeal for unity – but whose unity?-7.6742.46
The Guardian view on Trump's second impeachment: urgent and necessary-7.3344.45
Jamie Raskin: grieving congressman leads push to impeach Trump-845.37
'White privilege on display': police hypocrisy condemned after pro-Trump insurgence-637.69
America shaken after pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol building-3.3347.72
The year of Karen: how a meme changed the way Americans talked about racism-6.3341.75
Global heating warming up 'nights faster than days'-3.3345.89
England: 'shocking' decline in primary pupils' attainment after lockdown0.6444.81
Revealed: ex-members of Amy Coney Barrett faith group tell of trauma and sexual abuse-14.6741.7
Senate judiciary committee votes to advance Amy Coney Barrett nomination-10.6746.71
The data scientist exposing US white supremacists: 'This is how you fight Nazis'-8.540.14
Revealed: Amy Coney Barrett supported group that said life begins at fertilization-944.83
Amy Coney Barrett signed newspaper ad that called Roe v Wade 'barbaric'-8.6749.82
2GB's 'irreplaceable' Alan Jones easily replaced in the ratings by Ben Fordham-2.6741.82
Religious group scrubs all references to Amy Coney Barrett from its website-5.3347.47
Trump and first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus-6.549.27
Global markets retreat after Trump tests positive for Covid-19 – as it happened0.6750.4
First 2020 presidential debate as it happened: Trump tries to steamroll Biden in chaotic clash-14.6735.32
Video released showing Utah police shooting at boy with autism nearly a dozen times-0.3348.99
Proud Boys are a dangerous 'white supremacist' group say US agencies-14.6738.1
US military police 'sought use of heat ray' to disperse White House protesters-1146.9
Birds 'falling out of the sky' in mass die-off in south-western US-1.547.46