Witches in America are Increasing Exponentially

Witches on the rise

The number of witches has risen dramatically in the United States. More specifically, Wiccans have grown from a population of 8,000 in 1990 to 340,000 in 2008. A more recent report by Pew found that Wiccans and Pagans numbered around 1.5 million people in 2014. (In 2008, there were around 340,000 Pagans)

“Wicca has effectively repackaged witchcraft for millennial consumption. No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic. It’s a ‘pre-Christian tradition’ that promotes ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature,'” said author Julie Roys.