Christianity spread faster in small, politically structures societies

Nature Human Behaviour Vol/Iss. 2 Nature Published In Pages: 559-564
By Watts, Joseph, Sheehan, Oliver, Bulbulia, Joseph, Gray, Russell D. , Atkinson, Quentin D.


As predicted by bottom-up theories of conversion, Austronesian cultures with higher levels of social inequality will be faster to convert to Christianity than those with lower levels.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
bivariate PGLS-spatial analysesNot Supportedp = 0.628UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Social InequalityIndependentSocial Stratification, Classes
Conversion to Christianity DependentMissions