A three-state dynamical model for religious affiliation

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages145-152
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume419
Early online date15 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 419, 01.02.2015, p. 145-152.

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