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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.

OCT 1, 2008

Trust Magazine, Fall 2008

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Notes from the President: Hard Facts (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine)

Introduction to the Fall 2008 issue of Trust magazine by Pew's President Rebecca Rimel.

A Carnivore Nation’s Dilemma (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine article)

Industrialized animal farms put meat on the table—and create problems. Bill McKibben examines a Pew commission’s recommendations to reduce the negative effects.

Getting It Done (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine article)

The Government Performance Project analyzes state management in key areas. Then it serves states with report cards— and follow-up support—so that they can provide their citizens the service they deserve.

A Backyard Disaster in Montana—And Next Door to Everyone (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine article)

Ed Dobb looks across town, and across the West, and finds a gross misuse of public lands due to an 1872 mining law. Can it be changed?

Pilgrims' Progress, American Style (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine article)

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows again why the role of religion in American life is not an underlying discussion but the discussion.

Three Ideas on Why Americans Remain Religous (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine article)

Trust asked Forum Director Luis Lugo and Senior Fellow John Green about the findings of the recent U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.

Primary Voting Problems (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

At times, the 2008 primary season may have strained the candidates and the public—and it also taxed the election system because of the dramatically increased number of voters.

Carbon Nanotubes Like Asbestos? (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Nanotubes come in many forms, with different shapes, different atomic arrangements and varying amounts and types of added chemicals—all of which affect their properties and might influence their impact on human health and the environment.

Mark Dion and Bartram’s Garden (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Artist Mark Dion didn’t bump into the ghost of John or William Bartram in his journeys to the southeast United States this past winter and spring. Still, he was hot on the trail of the 18th- and 19th-century botanists and horticulturalists.

Foreclosures State by State (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

For most Americans, their homes are their greatest financial asset. Yet one in 33 U.S. homeowners might be headed toward foreclosure in the coming years because of subprime loans, according a report released by Pew.

Conflicts of Interest for Doctors (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

A report by the American Medical Student Association in collaboration with the Prescription Project finds most U.S. medical schools are failing to address conflicts of interest caused by pharmaceutical sales marketing.

Dear Fleisher (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Hundreds of original postcard-sized artworks are made and donated by acclaimed artists from Philadelphia and beyond for "Dear Fleisher, 4x6 Inches of Art," the annual exhibition and sale at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia.

Pre-K Status (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

'The State of Preschool 2007' ranked all 50 states according to percentage of children served, spending per child and number of quality benchmarks met for the 2006-2007 school year.

Pew Internet Project on Writing Electronically (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

A joint survey of the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the National Commission on Writing revealed an interesting paradox: While an overwhelming majority of youngsters at least occasionally communicate electronically, they don’t consider these exchanges real writing.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change at 10 (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

When the Pew Center on Global Climate Change was established in 1998, global warming was hardly of great public concern. Ten years later, it tops the list of issues facing world leaders.

Settlement at 100 (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Settlement Music School in Philadelphia has selected 100 individuals who developed and sharpened their musical abilities there—and then became leaders in a wide variety of fields.

Stateline.org (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

Stateline.org has launched an interactive guide, 2008 State Elections: What’s at Stake?, which lists candidates for major offices and the parties currently in control of both those offices and the legislatures.

Pew News Now (Fall 2008 Trust Magazine briefing)

With Pew News Now, an electronic newsletter available from www.pewtrusts.org, our latest reports, releases and events are as close as your inbox.

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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