Via Pharyngula, a U of M study shows that atheists are the most distrusted minority in this country, worse than even teh gay or teh Islamofascists:
"From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in 'sharing their vision of American society.' Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry."
I don't have any illusions about what people think of atheists/agnostics in this country, but to be the worst minority? Wow. I find it funny that people see atheists as believing in "rampant materialism". I'm no expert, but of all the people lacking faith that I know, none are materialists. And if you went to the biggest, most opulent houses in the suburbs, I bet you wouldn't find many atheists if any, but you would find some people claiming to be devout Christians.