Volume 32 - Article 27 | Pages 829-842
The future size of religiously affiliated and unaffiliated populations
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07 January 2017 | Response Letter
Response: Modeling religious switching as a young adult phenomenon
Responding to our article on the future size of religiously affiliated and unaffiliated populations, Pearce Aurigemma suggests it is appropriate to model religious switching primarily as a young adult phenomenon and asks whether we do so. The short answer is yes, we model religious switching as [...]
20 December 2016 | Response Letter
Question: Distribution by age of transitions
Anecdotally, it would seem that 15-30 age range would be the highest age range to transition from religiously affiliated to unaffiliated. And the largest group 28% age 0-14 are religiously affiliated.
Do the calculations take into consideration a higher transition before average fertility age? It seems possible if transitions happen at a significantly higher rate before fertility age the conclusion could land the opposite direction.