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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.

MAR 8, 2013

Trust Magazine, Winter 2013

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Notes from the President (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

A clear message from the 2012 elections is that the American public wants our nation’s leaders to pull together to address the urgent issues facing families, communities, and our country. This issue of Trust offers a compelling glimpse of how people from all walks of life—driven by passion for change, precision in their work, and persistence against challenges—are building bridges to achieve progress for the common good.

The Fact Tank (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
As American political discourse grows less civil, more partisan, and divided by labels of red and blue, the Pew Research Center's neutral, nonpartisan analysis of the news and trends shaping the world puts the facts in black and white.

A Conversation with Andrew Kohut (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
Andrew Kohut presided over the Pew Research Center's burgeoning agenda from 1995 until he stepped down as president at the end of 2012. He continues to provide counsel on political polling and global attitudes research in his new role as founding director.

Capturing the Spirit of Our Times (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

We are awash in political data these days, but David Brooks writes that there is no group he has relied upon as thoroughly as Andy Kohut and his team at the Pew Research Center.

An Appreciation by an 'Original Customer' (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

E.J. Dionne Jr. writes that the polling world has produced many giants, but no one like Andy Kohut and that no one has created an institution like the Pew Research Center.

A Look Forward to a Promising 2013 (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
With the public seeking more bipartisan cooperation on the pressing issues of the day, The Pew Charitable Trusts begins the new year with cautious optimism—and an unshakable commitment to nonpartisan, independent research and analysis that improve public policy, inform the public, and stimulate civic life.

A Look Back at 12 Successes in 2012 (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

Pew's many accomplishments in 2012 are best summed up by the word diversity. Diversity of subjects. Diversity of partners. Diversity of thinking and imagination. From art to oceans, and sharks to school lunches, Pew used evidence-based analysis to protect the environment, advance public health, and strengthen democracy.

A Rebounding Bounty (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

In an era of partisan bickering over so many issues and rising hostility to regulation, federal fisheries management "has been a resounding, bipartisan success story," said Lee Crockett, director of Pew's U.S. fisheries projects.

Recipes for Success (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
To celebrate the conservation success stories of some fish species, six prominent chefs shared some of their favorite recipes with Pew. The chefs are John Besh, Kerry Heffernan, Barton Seaver, Susan Spicer, Jim Watkins, and David Burke.

Keeping Food Safety on the Menu (2013 Winter Trust Magazine)
The first major overhaul of the nation's food safety system since the Great Depression is moving forward, now that the Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules aimed at halting the contamination of produce and processed foods.

'A Communion of Spirits' (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage offers fellowships to artists in the Philadelphia region, and a new partnership helps some of them find additional opportunities to learn and flourish in arts colonies throughout North America.

Pew Partners: Giving Voters the Information They Need (WInter 2013 Trust Magazine)
Philanthropic Partnerships with Pew lead to measurable results on behalf of the public good. For the Voting Information Project, that meant serving 25 million citizens during the November election.

Return on Investment (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
Read highlights of some recent Pew work.

The Power of Incentives for Performance (On the Record, Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
Facing similar fiscal pressures, state and local governments often pass financial problems back and forth. But Pew's Susan K. Urahn writes that by restructuring their relationships based on evidence of what works, they can achieve better results at less cost.

States Are Facing an Uncertain Fiscal Future (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

Important questions about federal spending cuts were left unanswered after last year's New Year's fiscal cliff deal and the political leaders who need to know more about those possible reductions are not all in Washington.

Forage Fish Protected on U.S. Coasts (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

It was a big year for little fish after Pew-backed efforts led to increased protections for forage species on the East and West coasts of the United States.

New Nutrition Rules For School Snacks (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)

For the first time in more than three decades, the government has proposed new guidelines for snack foods sold in schools that will encourage more fruit and more low-fat and whole-grain items while limiting sugary drinks.

New Insights Into Philadelphia Taxes (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
Since the beginning of the new century, Philadelphia's residential tax burden, measured as a percentage of income, has been falling while taxes have risen in many suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, reversing a long-term trend and making the city more competitive with its neighboring communities.

Cultural Data Project Becomes Independent Nonprofit (Winter 2013 Trust Magazine)
After six years of incubation at The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Cultural Data Project has become an independent nonprofit with a national board that matches its broad scope.

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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