LVX23 points out an excellent Sploid article that I missed:
A shocking new study finds that 73 percent of American teens are experimenting with the occult.
“Teenagers relish experiences and the supernatural world provides fertile ground for their explorations,” the Barna Group report says. “In fact, three-quarters of America?s youth have engaged in at least one type of psychic or witchcraft-related activity, beyond mere media exposure or horoscope usage.”
More than a third of the surveyed teens have communicated with entities using Ouija boards, another third have studied witchcraft rituals, and 25 percent enjoy role-playing games about sorcery and demonology.
Some are even more serious about the occult: 1 in 10 has taken part in a real s?ance and 1 in 12 has actually cast spells or made magical potions.
Secular researchers say today’s teenagers just aren’t content to watch or listen to anything without getting involved. Interactive video games, the Internet, iPods, blogs and “fan fiction” have put kids in control of their media, deciding what they’ll take from outside sources and what they’ll invent for themselves — unlike the “couch potatoes” who watch whatever’s on television or the “pew potatoes” who blindly follow the commands of the local preacher.