Polls show most Americans are uneasy (to say the least) about unbelievers. In a June 2011 Pew Research poll, 33 percent of respondents said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who was gay. For atheist candidates, that number jumped to 61 percent. In fact, according to one survey, religious folks believe the godless are about as trustworthy as rapists. But as Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey reports, the good news for atheists is that the trends are now moving in the right direction.
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