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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 11:19 pm

Despite their best intentions, most people still favor their own racial and religious groups, according to an analysis of online implicit association test data conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia.

Aside from simple in-group preference, people tended to show favorable attitudes toward whites over blacks, and Christianity over Islam, according to the study, led by psychology doctoral candidate Jordan R. Axt.

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