Although the columnists usually write (anonymously) from a centrist stance, the readership is generally very left-wing. The Economist endorsed the moderate-left Liberal Democrats in the UK General Election of 2017 and often writes against Donald Trump and in favor of evolutionism. The magazine takes open borders positions.
- Huennekens, Preston (March 4, 2019). A Response to 'Diversity and Its Discontents'. Center for Immigration Studies. Retrieved March 8, 2019.