The Philadelphia research initiative provides timely, impartial research and analysis that helps Philadelphia's citizens and leaders understand and address key issues facing the city.
Buildings constructed as houses of worship have long enriched Philadelphia’s urban landscape, embodying the city’s legacy of art and architecture and adding to a history of religious and ethnic diversity. In addition, these structures have provided a range of community services that reach beyond their own congregations into the surrounding neighborhoods. Read More
PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts explores for the first time the process of matching eighth-graders with district-run high schools in Philadelphia, shedding light on which students ended up in 21 special admission programs—generally considered the most desirable of those run by the School District of Philadelphia. Read More
PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts of the state and local tax burden in Philadelphia and its suburbs finds that the tax disadvantage of living in the city has dropped to its lowest point in 15 years, making Philadelphia more affordable in terms of taxes than many surrounding towns. Read More