You folks consider me about as trustworthy as a rapist. Science says so:

...[A] team of psychologists at the University of British Columbia and University of Oregon... conducted a series of six studies with 350 American adults and 420 university students in Canada, posing a number of hypothetical questions and scenarios. In one study, participants found a description of an untrustworthy person to be more representative of atheists than of Christians, Muslims, gay men, feminists or Jewish people. Only rapists were distrusted to a comparable degree ["Distrust of Atheists by Religious Believers Explored by Psychologists," University of Oregon Media Relations, 2011.11.30].

I can't even get a break from my fellow atheists:

"What we find is that unlike typical in-group vs. out-group phenomena -- like racism or nationalism -- nonbelievers do not end up trusting their own kind more," [University of Oregon psychology professor Azim] Shariff said. "While the degree to which someone's belief in God -- particularly the belief that being watched by this God makes people act better -- did affect the strength of people's distrust of atheists, those people who did not identify with a religion still tended to find believers to be more trustworthy" [U. Oregon, 2011.11.30].

Good old Rick Perry isn't just providing great comic fodder; he's flaunting his piety as basic social-science-based campaign strategy:

"Outward displays of belief in God may be viewed as a proxy for trustworthiness, particularly by religious believers who think that people behave better if they feel that God is watching them," he said. "While atheists may see their disbelief as a private matter on a metaphysical issue, believers may consider atheists' absence of belief as a public threat to cooperation and honesty" [U. Oregon, 2011.11.30].

But remember: lots of people believing something doesn't make it true. A 2005 study in the Journal of Religion and Society found higher rates of belief and worship of a creator correlating "with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy, and abortion in the prosperous democracies."

(Speaking of STDs and god-fearing people, South Dakotans are setting a new state record for STDs.)

One might also note that it took the Christian President of most Christian nation in the world to wage a recent war of regime change under false pretense. Another Christian President and a current Christian Presidential aspirant have both violated marriage vows and engaged in verbal gymnastics to excuse them.

Atheists do rotten things. So do Christians, Jews, Muslims, and every other member of this imperfect species. Using purported religious faith as a proxy for trustworthiness is a sure recipe for getting hoodwinked.