BOSTON GLOBE BALANCE RATIO CALCULATION
The overall balance ignores the Neutral columns and looks at the percentage of Liberal and Conservative columns. The higher number is reported as a percentage, with 50% being neutral overall. Our graphic shows the total number of columns in all three categories. For details on the columns and how they were ranked, see the chart below.
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