In the last century the western world has seen a rapid increase in the number of people describing themselves as affiliated with no religious group. We construct a set of models using coupled differential equations in which members of a society can be in one of three groups; religiously committed, religiously affiliated or religiously not affiliated. These models are then used to analyse post World War II census data for Northern Ireland.
|Number of pages
|Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
|Early online date
|15 Oct 2014
|Published (in print/issue) - 1 Feb 2015
- Group behaviour
- Nonlinear models