Sunday, November 28, 2010

Of all Americans, Muslims have the most kids















The table is from this research article.

6 comments:

  1. It's interesting (and maybe depressing) to compare these figures to one's own family. Among myself and my cousins, we have a TFR of a stunning 1.1. Among myself and my siblings, we have a TFR of 1.67. And we're not even Jewish.

    Pretty sad.

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  2. The funny thing is that by world standards, all of these rates are pretty low.
    "Fundamentalists" with a TFR of 2.13? Really?

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  3. Anonymous6:27 PM

    What about Mormons? I come from a Mormon family and people are still having ~4. I even have 4 and I'm an apostate.

    KM

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  4. Anonymous9:41 AM

    "Fundamentalist Jews" such as the Satmars in the Kiryas Joel community somewhere above NYC, are quite fecund, having between six to eight children per family.

    I'd wager a guess that all religiously serious people, of all faiths, tend toward later families. In the US, a predominately Christian country, the religiously serious are the evangelicals, not the oldline Protestants. I'm not sure of the birthrate of white evangelicals, but I'd guess it is between three/family and two. Devout Catholics, of any race, also have larger families. Ditto Mormons.

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  5. Maybe Kevin McDonald can explain the low Jewish TFR given their wildly successful group evolutionary strategy.

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  6. Anonymous4:33 PM

    No. It would have to be Hispanic catholics and Mormons before Muslims. But they aren't on the list.

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