Christianity Today - through their main site today and through the superior Books & Culture late last year - ran a couple of articles about youth and what sociologist Christian Smith (I know, I know, it sounds like something from Hinds Feet in High Places or a Puritan fable. You can call him Goodman Smith. But actually, he's reknown in his field.) calls moralistic therepeutic deism. It's systematic and very, very troubling. But for those of us who believe that God is who he says he is in the Bible, it's also sad; our generations have brought this upon ourselves. Anyway, a synopsis can be found here and a longer interview here.