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'UNTHINKABLE' RISE; Nebraska, and 2 other states, surpasses Utah in birth rate

Dec 29, 2019 - Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)

Utah for decades led the nation in birth rate, fueled in large part by traditionally large families among those of the Mormon faith.

Putting it in simple terms, four decades ago, the average woman in Utah gave birth to three children during her lifetime. Across the rest of the country, the average was less than two.

But in what is being seen in Utah as a kind of hell-freezing-over moment, not only is Utah no longer No. 1 in birth rate, but it's been passed by three states, including...