I was taught that if you read a wind direction in text form it will be based on true north, such as METARS, TAFS, and wind aloft forecasts and if it’s spoken, the wind direction will be based on magnetic such as ATIS, AWOS, ASOS. However I spent the last half hour listening via the ATC app to ATIS broadcasts at over a dozen different airports out West where they have magnetic variations between 10 to 12 degrees and then I compared their ATIS reported wind directions to their current METARS. I double checked the recorded ATIS times and the METAR times and in every case they were identical. What I found really surprised me. At every one of the more than dozen airports that I checked the reported ATIS wind direction was the exact same as their METAR reported wind direction. I checked small, medium, and large airports, some with human recorded ATIS and some with a computer generated voice. I have been studying for my check ride oral exam and I read that text written winds are true and spoken winds are magnetic but now I am thoroughly confused. This whole thing started when I noticed my home airport ATIS and METAR always had the exact same wind direction even though the airport is has a -6 magnetic variation. At first I figured one of two things could he going on. A. The ATC guys at my home airport who are recording the ATIS are not following regulations and they are reporting the ATIS winds in true north. Or B. Because the magnetic variation is only 6 degrees, and the ATIS and METAR wind are rounded to the nearest 10 knots, the magnetic variation is being rounded away. So that’s what prompted me to check a bunch of airports out West where they have magnetic variations between 10 to 12 degrees W. So why is every single one of these airports that I checked reporting the exact same wind direction on their ATIS and their METAR? One other possibility I thought of was perhaps ForeFlight was converting the true north METARS to magnetic north, but I also checked the METARS on AviationWeather.gov and they also had the same exact wind direction as the ATIS for all of the more than one dozen airports that I checked. Keep in mind that all of these airports are located in areas with magnetic variations between 10 to 12 degrees. So why is their Metar wind and ATIS wind direction the exact same? And since they are the exact same and what we were taught doesn’t seem to be accurate anymore, so are they both reporting in magnetic or are they both in true north? What about TAFS and winds aloft? Are they still based on on true direction?