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    Trust is fundamental to a healthy society, and public opinion surveys show that our trust in each other, in many important institutions, and in information has fractured.

    There is a sense that those with differing perspectives can’t find common ground. We have lost trust in basic institutions – from media to government to education – that are meant to serve us, leaving many unsure of who to turn to for essential information and how to separate truth from fiction.

    The Aspen Institute is helping build a world where people have the tools to talk, the space to engage, and solutions to advance. We are doing this by bringing people of different backgrounds and beliefs together in dialogue; developing the leadership of those working to bridge divides; and advancing evidence-based solutions that strengthen trust in individuals, institutions, and information.