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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.

MAY 25, 2012

Trust Magazine, Spring 2012

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Notes from the President: Informed and Engaged (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine)

Democracy is well-served by informed and engaged citizens when they are provided—and seize—the means to fulfill their civic duty in service to our country.

Improving Elections By Helping the Voter (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Article)

The Pew Center on the States is working to make outdated voter rolls more accurate, ensure military and overseas ballots are counted and help citizens get timely information on polling places, candidates and election rules.

The Revolution Is Being Televised…and Texted…and Tweeted (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Article)

How people receive news and information has been forever changed. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Internet & American Life Project are documenting the impact of the digital age and what it means for what we know.

Changes “Worth Celebrating” in School Meals (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Article)

The Kids’ Safe & Healthful Foods Project helped win adoption of new, healthier standards for school breakfasts and lunches. But more work lies ahead.

The Fish You Need to Know (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Article)

Small ‘forage fish’ like the menhaden have lacked the recognition of marquee species, but they play a major role in a healthy ocean.

Different Views In Different Places (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine)

Two recent exhibitions by former Pew Fellows in the Arts - Zoe Strauss and Judith Schaechter - feature an unusual method with very different settings.

Lessons Learned: High Interest in Credit Cards (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine)

An Evaluation of Pew’s Safe Credit Cards Project

Return on Investment (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine)

Some of Pew's recent accomplishments.

New Challenges for Urban Libraries (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine)

The Philadelphia Research Initiative conducted a study analyzing the Free Library of Philadelphia’s operations and the challenges facing urban libraries across America.

Rules Tighten on Antibiotic Use In Farm Livestock (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

Human Health and Industrial Farming campaign project director Laura Rogers commends two recent actions by the FDA to restrict animal use of antibiotics as important first steps to protect human health.

For Many, the Answer Is Not the Dentist’s Chair (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

A report by the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign analyzes the trend of an increasing number of Americans who seek out dental care at emergency rooms.

A Mormon Moment (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

A major survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life explores how Mormons feel about the media spotlight, the election campaign and their place in America.

2012 Pew Marine Fellows Announced (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

Six of the world’s leading marine experts comprise the 2012 Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation. They come from Brazil, Cuba, France, Peru and the United States.

Root Awakenings (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

The Pew Charitable Trusts provided funding for an episode of the PBS documentary series Finding Your Roots which features interviews with various religious leaders and accounts about the spiritual foundations of the US.

A Boomerang Generation (Spring 2012 Trust Magazine Briefly Noted)

A report by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project finds that a large percentage of adult children are living with their parents due to the Great Recession.

Trees Have Needs

An op-ed article by the Pew Environment Group's Mike Matz underscores the importance of protecting America’s remaining wilderness.

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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