Here is the link to the ServingAtheists.org page with the "mini-poll" on morality:
One of the very first questions in the survey deals with morality: ”How do you view the morality of religious believers as compared to the morality of atheists?” To date, there have been over 7600 respondents to the survey and over 3300 have added comments after selecting their response to this question.
Here are a few of the comments, the first two of which summarize the sentiments of many others:
The rhetoric surrounding the Newtown tragedy from the religious community has, in large part, both implicitly and explicitly made the argument that we need religion to make us whole, to heal our wounds and, most critically, as a source for moral guidance. Of all the things that bother many atheists –based on the data from the 2008 surveyand these 2012 data- is is the assumption by believers that atheists lack morals.
The literature within evolutionary psychology specifically and more generally from other areas of scientific research indicates that, as Robert Wright titles his 1994 work, just that, we are “The Moral Animal.” Wright merely extends what Darwin over 100 years earlier had pointed out in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). Sam Harris in his many books, articles and interviews is perhaps one of the most articulate proponents of this viewpoint and provides a wonderfulone-two punch along with Dan Dennett’s offerings. Interestingly and not coincidentally, they both has a great deal to say about free will as well.
So, here’s a new poll question: (go to http://blogs.elon.edu/servingatheists/?p=1350)