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Amish on pace 'to overtake current U.S. population' - WND
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The Amish are the small movement of Christian believers who confine themselves to a few counties in Pennsylvania, Ohio and a handful of other places, right?
Maybe for now.
A new report shows that their numbers will be more than the present population of the U.S. if current growth trends continue.
It will just take a little time.
The Daily Caller reported the Amish population will surpass the current population of the U.S. in 215 years.
That’s if their growth rate remains constant.
“Over the past 100 years, the Amish population has doubled every 19.63 years on average, according to data from Elizabethtown College,” the report explained.
“Due in part to their opposition to modern birth control and the value they place on fertility, the Amish are one of the fastest growing populations in the world. Amish often use modern medicine and visit doctors, but some are hesitant to do so and prefer natural treatments. One study found that the Amish are less likely to seek medical care and more likely to delay care. The combination of natural fertility (fertility in a population that does not control or limit births) and modern health care results in exponential population growth.”
Back in 1901 there were 6,300 members of the group.
As of last year, there were 324,900.
Explained the Daily Caller: “The Amish have Swiss-German-Anabaptist origins and live in communities centered around church and family relationships, and are located across the United States and Canada, with heavy concentrations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. The majority of Amish are descended from about 200 families who immigrated to the United States in the 1700s. They reject much of modern technology in a effort to live in accordance with their interpretation of scripture, and are frequently seen using horse-drawn buggies instead of cars.”
Their average family has six or seven children.
Ohio State researcher Joseph Donnermeyer told the Caller, “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.”
Providing no other major factors interfere, if the Amish continue to grow at their current rate, then they will surpass the current United States population of 327.2 million people in 215 years.
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