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For white Christians, the police killings of black Americans as well as the prevalent issues of police brutality are just isolated incidents.

That’s what a recent Public Religion Research Institute survey has found: white Christians are far less likely than other groups to believe the experiences of black Americans.

While 80% of black Christians believe that police killings are part of a larger pattern, about 70% of white Christians believe the opposite, with those numbers including  72 percent of white evangelical Protestants, 71 percent of white Catholics, and 73 percent of white mainline Protestants.

Conversely, only 65% of white generally believe that police killings are isolated incidents, meaning non-Christian whites are more likely to believe the experiences of black Americans than Christian whites.

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