Saturday, July 28, 2012
Are the Amish the future of white America?
The Amish population is spreading faster than most other religious communities in the United States with a new settlement founded nearly once a month according to a new report. With a population doubling in size approximately every 21 years, the census report by researchers at Ohio State University shows that more than 60% of the current communities were founded after 1990. They're doubling their population about every 21 to 22 years, primarily because they produce large families and the vast majority of daughters and sons remain in the community as adults baptized into the faith, starting their own families and sustaining their religious beliefs and practices.