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  • Arts and Culture

    Pew supports a broad spectrum of institutions, artists, projects and cultural marketing initiatives. Through the Cultural Data Project we help cultural organizations take advantage of technical assistance and professional development opportunities, which has proven to be an effective means of extending the impact of our investments.
  • Children and Youth

    A nation’s future depends on how well it nurtures and protects its young people. Pew seeks to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems that affect the next generation.
  • Cities

    Most Americans either reside or work in cities, and the policies, programs, and services of those places touch people’s lives directly. They are vital to Americans’ quality of life and whether cities succeed or fail will have an outsized impact on the nation’s economic recovery and long-term prosperity.
  • Computers and the Internet

    The Pew Internet & American Life Project tracks and analyzes how computers and the Web are changing today’s world. Its work helps the media, academics, policy makers and others to better understand technology’s impact on society.
  • Economic Policy

    Pew’s Economic Policy Group combines a belief in the importance of economic mobility and the power of the market economy, with an understanding offered over two centuries ago by Alexander Hamilton that the market “may be beneficially stimulated by prudent aids and encouragements on the part of the government."
  • Environment

    Pew is a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems. We actively promote strong conservation policies in the United States and internationally.
  • Family Financial Security

    Financial products are crucial to helping Americans save, borrow, and manage their money. Yet they may contain risks that can drive up debt, decrease savings and impact our wellbeing. We work to better protect consumers by reducing dangerous and unnecessary risks in many of the financial products people use every day.
  • Health

    Based on research and critical analysis, Pew seeks to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. It advocates policies that reduce potentially dangerous health risks in consumer, medical and food products and services.
  • Hispanics in America

    The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project helps all Americans to better understand the impact that a rapidly growing Latino population is having on the way we live today and on our nation’s future. The center produces research to increase awareness of the Hispanic population in the United States and chronicle its growing importance.
  • Media and Journalism

    The Pew Research Center supports several initiatives that monitor the rapidly changing media landscape. These include efforts to develop information on both how journalists cover news and how the public perceives the media. The center's media-related initiatives include the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
  • National Civic Initiatives

    Pew supports initiatives that illuminate our nation’s rich history and contribute to an increased understanding of American democracy.
  • Philadelphia Region

    Pew fosters a healthy and vibrant public life in the Philadelphia region in many ways. We partner with local institutions and individuals to encourage thriving arts and cultural communities and support the health and welfare of the region’s neediest residents. Through the Philadelphia research initiative, Pew provides research and analysis on important issues facing the city and its surrounding area.
  • Public Opinion

    The Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan "fact tank" based in Washington, D.C., conducts public opinion research that helps inform national dialogues on a wide range of topics. Its polls assess Americans’ attitudes on domestic policy, economics, elections, foreign policy, the news media, computer technology, religion and social trends. Its projects also cover global public opinion and the status and views of Latinos in the United States.
  • Religion and Public Life

    One of the most debated issues facing America today is the role that faith and religion should play in society. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the issues raised by the intersection of religion and public affairs.
  • Science

    Pew invests in an array of programs related to science that are aimed at improving the quality of scientific research as well as making data widely available. These projects are working toward solutions to environmental, health and safety dilemmas.
  • State Policy and Performance

    Pew’s state policy initiatives identify and advance effective policy approaches to central issues facing states.  The center is part of Pew’s broader effort to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems affecting Americans.
  • Archive

    The Pew Charitable Trusts has worked on a variety of topics over the years.  This list of projects that are no longer active, while not a comprehensive record of all of our past programs, provides links to information about our previous efforts and accomplishments.

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