Strengthening Democracy in America

Series produced by After the Fact

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In this season of “After the Fact,” we explore how The Pew Charitable Trusts is using data to make a difference and helping communities thrive. We also highlight the state of democracy and its underlying principles through interviews with experts and leaders of organizations working to rebuild trust and create a better future.

A vibrant democracy depends upon an effective government that listens to and acts on the will of the people. But in these polarized times, many Americans lack confidence in the future of the country. According to a survey by Pew Research Center, only 19% of Americans say they are satisfied with the current state of the nation. Amid these challenges, is there opportunity to find common ground?

4 Pieces

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In this episode, Pew’s president and CEO, Susan K. Urahn, talks about Pew’s history and the organization’s efforts to make government more effectiv...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 22:18
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Increased political polarization, shifting societal values, and growing distrust in institutions threatens the public’s confidence in our democrati...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2023
  • Length: 20:13
  • Purchases: 2
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A vibrant democracy requires a government responsive to the people it serves. And although polls show strong dissatisfaction with American democrac...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2023
  • Length: 20:03
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Philadelphia is Pew’s hometown and in this episode, Donna Frisby-Greenwood, who directs the organization’s work in the city, talks about Pew’s lega...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2023
  • Length: 14:10