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 general dynamics of cultural transmission, larger Austronesian populations will be slower to convert to Christianity than smaller populations.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
bivariate PGLS-spatial analysesSupportedp < 0.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Conversion to Christianity DependentMissions
Population Size IndependentPopulation