Why are why the Amish one of the fastest growing populations in America?

"The number of Amish have tripled since 1984. They have been identified as one of the fastest moving communities in America. This has occurred for two reasons." - WRNews

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My stepfather has developed friendships among the Amish near Elkhart, IN--two families actually came to my mother's funeral--and with median family sizes of around 7 kids or so, you're going to get rapid population growth unless you have very little retention.  I would argue that Rumspringa has not just one, but two major effects--they get the opportunity to choose what life they want, and they see how messed up we "English" can be.  Giving up TV isn't as hard after they see some of the dreck there...

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