Trust Magazine

Trust features articles on Pew’s research, advocacy and other activities that seek to harness the power of knowledge to address some of society’s most pressing challenges. It also includes columns highlighting evaluations of Pew’s work, listings of recent accomplishments, and a commentary by President and CEO Rebecca Rimel. The magazine, launched in 1998, is written by professional journalists and Pew staff members and is published twice a year.

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Trust Magazine, Fall 2013

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Trust Magazine, Fall 2013
November 13, 2013

Notes from the President (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
Thomas Jefferson, in an 1824 letter to Louisiana congressman Edward Livingston, wrote, “A government held together by the bands of reason requires much compromise of opinion.”

A Sea Change (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
A decade ago, the Pew Oceans Commission found that America’s oceans were in crisis. What has happened since?

Leon Panetta On the World’s Oceans (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
After representing coastal California in Congress and serving as director of the Office of Management and Budget and as White House chief of staff, Leon Panetta chaired the Pew Oceans Commission, which issued its recommendations a decade ago.

Return on Investment (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ program investments seek to improve policy, inform the public, and stimulate civic life through operating projects managed by Pew staff, donor partnerships that allow us to work closely with individuals or organizations to achieve shared goals, and targeted grantmaking. Following are highlights of some recent Pew work.

Collaborations Built on Common Ground (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has worked with Pew for a decade to protect the environment and conserve wild lands. The partnership continues with an important addition to an ambitious agenda: the future of American democracy.

Healthier School Snacks Will Soon Be on the Menu (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project helps win adoption of new, healthier standards for snacks sold in school a la carte lines, vending machines, and stores.

Lessons Learned: Making Every Vote Count (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
An evaluation of Pew’s campaign to address the problems of military and overseas voters.

Dispatch from Alaska’s St. Lawrence Island (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The fog is thick. We cannot see our destination, the Punuk Islands, three rocky lumps a few miles east of St. Lawrence Island, in the northern Bering Sea. So we resort to age-old methods of listening for waves breaking on a shore, while watching puffins, cormorants, and murres to see where they are heading.

To Be Muslim (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The Pew Research Center interviewed more than 38,000 Muslims around the globe to provide a deeper understanding of the beliefs and political views of members of the world’s second-largest religion.

Promises to Pay (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
Pew first helped shed light on the billions of dollars in unfunded pension benefits promised to the nation’s state and local public employees. Now, it’s helping states do something about it.

On the Record (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
World-wide prosperity is rising, but Western values have gotten a mixed reception.

Peril and Promise of a Longer Life (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The concept of old age is changing. Americans today routinely live longer than did previous generations, and some futurists predict that medical advances eventually could allow people to remain healthy and productive to age 120 or more.

Reimagining Benjamin Franklin’s Home for the Next Generation (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The Princess phones are gone, replaced by computer animation and interactive exhibits. A dark ramp is history, replaced with a well-lighted, welcoming staircase and modern glass. Original objects are displayed, helping to bring a great man to life. And the revamped and reimagined Benjamin Franklin Museum is receiving visitors in Philadelphia.

Growing Acceptance but Not Easy Time for LGBT People (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults see American society as more accepting of them in recent years—and they expect that movement to continue—but many still feel stigmatized, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

A Portrait of Jewish Americans (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
Jewish identity in America is changing, with an increasing number of Jews saying they are not religious, marrying outside the faith, and not raising their children Jewish.

New Rules for Imported Foods (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
Americans receive about 15 percent of their food from overseas—about half of all fresh fruits, a fifth of fresh vegetables, and 80 percent of seafood—and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to make that food safer.

Interpol Targets Illegal Fishing (Fall 2013 Trust Magazine)
The Snake is a 230-foot fishing vessel that authorities say boasts a lengthy record of illegal fishing. The ship changed names at least a dozen times over the past decade, registered under the flag of at least eight countries, and now has made history as the first ship designated with a “Purple Notice” from Interpol.

Past Issues

Trust recently covered the Pew Environment Group’s efforts to protect the Canadian boreal forest, the Pew Research Center’s study of the millennial generation, the Pew Center on the States’ work on the fiscal challenges facing the states, an evaluation of Pew’s efforts to improve foster care and how Pew aided credit card reform.

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