Will Amish people vote in the 2020 USA Elections?
October 31, 2020
According to the last census there are around 344,670 Amish people currently living in the United States – a number which has steadily been rising with the population doubling during the past two decades. The Amish community is deeply religious, law-abiding and value simple rural life as opposed to being dependent on modern day technology. While they are not strictly anti-technology, the Amish will not automatically embrace new technology as a matter of course. Their philosophy is that there are two kingdoms – a material and a spiritual kingdom, the latter being the one whose laws they obey. Interaction with the material world is limited and historically, they have abstained from engaging with political issues or casting their vote in presidential elections, although that is slowly changing.
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