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Amish population to quadruple in 40 years

Catholic World News - August 07, 2012

The population of Amish in the United States and Ontario is expected to quadruple from 251,000 to over a million over the next four decades, according to a study released by Ohio State University.

“The Amish are one of the fastest-growing religious groups in North America,” said Joseph Donnermeyer, professor of rural sociology at Ohio State. “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.”

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