How We Score

We base our scoring system on the following information:

  • Direct and indirect corporate donations
  • Activities and stated policies from these companies
  • Documented sponsorships for various political and advocacy-related events
  • Corporate leadership donations, activity and advocacy
  • Lobbying spent for or against various issues on the federal and state levels
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We use this information to score each company on a scale of 1 to 5 on various issues.

The scale is calculated as follows:

1. Liberal

Demonstrates strong or direct monetary and/or advocacy support for liberal values and organizations.

2. Lean Liberal

Demonstrates moderate or indirect monetary and/or advocacy support for liberal values and organizations.

3. Neutral

Absence of any social/political advocacy or monetary support, or otherwise no information was found.

4. Lean Conservative

Demonstrates moderate or indirect monetary and/or advocacy support for conservative values and organizations.

5. Conservative

Demonstrates strong or direct monetary and/or advocacy support for conservative values and organizations