A year after the events of Ferguson, the public is still grappling with questions about race, inequality, and the role of police. Religious groups differ in how they view the use of force by police, but how they differ is not obvious at first glance.
The most supportive are Mainline Protestants and Jews. Catholics and those in historically black churches are the least supportive. But these percentages don’t show the true effect of religion on attitudes toward police; they are driven by differences in status, race, and education.