Approach

Saving the Land

  • November 14, 2013

An independent evaluation found that Pew’s campaign to conserve wild lands in Canada and Australia was successful in sustaining global biological diversity. Read More

Fact-based and Results-focused

Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public, and stimulate civic life. As the country and the world have evolved, we have remained dedicated to our founders’ emphasis on innovation. Today, Pew is a global research and public policy organization, still operated as an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public. Read More ›

Our Priorities

Informed by the founders’ interest in research, practical knowledge and public service, our portfolio includes public opinion research; arts and culture; civic initiatives; and environmental, health, state and consumer policy initiatives.


  • Investment Philosophy

    Our goal is to make a difference for the public. That means working on a few key issues, with an emphasis on projects that can produce consequential outcomes, foster new ideas, attract partners, avoid partisanship or wishful thinking, and achieve measureable results that serve the public interest.

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  • How We Work

    From basic research to advocacy, the foundation of our work is careful planning; a consistent focus on facts, science and data; strong partnerships; and a commitment to stewardship, innovation, and measureable results.

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  • Lessons Learned

    Whether it is changing policy and practices, tracking trends, or improving life in our home town, we seek tangible results by pursuing specific, measureable goals. That means maintaining a commitment to a rigorous, analytical and evidence-based approach.

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