Are you surprised by these results? I can't say that I am. With all the hypocrisy found throughout the world's religions, it's not surprising that the practice of religion is just as hypocritic. Hopefully this will begin to reshape any misguided images and preconceptions that people have about Atheists. I'm beginning to the think the real reason why Atheists seem to have a bad reputation in American society has nothing to do with whether they are good or bad people, but more likely the fact that they have no public "face." Religion is ubiquitous in American media, but Atheism is left conspicuously out. People tend to fear what they don't know or understand, and if you don't know an Atheist that is open about his/her beliefs (or lack thereof), you may never realize how normal an Atheist person/family can be.
-The Atheist Physician