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

Direct donations to liberal organizations, such as pro-abortion groups or gun control groups. Having liberal values in the company’s main business platform.

2. Lean Liberal

Third party donations to groups that support or fund liberal organizations causes, matching gifts to liberal organizations or causes, or any indirect support to liberal organizations or causes.

3. Neutral

Absence of any support of liberal organizations or causes. A company can also score neutral if they equally support liberal and conservative causes.

4. Lean Conservative

Third party donations to groups that support conservative organizations or causes, matching gifts to conservative causes or groups, or any indirect support for conservative organizations or causes.

5. Conservative

Direct funding to conservative groups, such as pro-life groups and pro-2nd Amendment groups. Having conservative values in the company’s main business platform.