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Why the Amish Population Is Exploding

posted on August 17, 2012

New census data has found that “the Amish are growing faster than ever,” writes The Atlantic’s Nate Berg. High fertility rates and children staying in the faith contribute to the growth, Berg notes. “As the older communities get bigger because of this population boom, there’s been a greater and greater emphasis on finding new places to start new settlements,” says Joseph Donnermeyer, a professor of rural sociology at Ohio State University.

Read at The Atlantic