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author = {Gastner, MT and Markou, N and Pruessner, G and Draief, M},
doi = {10.1371/journal.pone.0114088},
journal = {PLOS One},
title = {Opinion Formation Models on a Gradient},
url = {},
volume = {9},
year = {2014}

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AB - Statistical physicists have become interested in models of collective social behaviorsuch as opinion formation, where individuals change their inherently preferredopinion if their friends disagree. Real preferences often depend on regional culturaldifferences, which we model here as a spatial gradient g in the initial opinion. Thegradient does not only add reality to the model. It can also reveal that opinionclusters in two dimensions are typically in the standard (i.e., independent)percolation universality class, thus settling a recent controversy about a nonconsensusmodel. However, using analytical and numerical tools, we also present amodel where the width of the transition between opinions scales !g{1=4, not!g{4=7 as in independent percolation, and the cluster size distribution isconsistent with first-order percolation.
AU - Gastner,MT
AU - Markou,N
AU - Pruessner,G
AU - Draief,M
DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0114088
PY - 2014///
SN - 1932-6203
TI - Opinion Formation Models on a Gradient
T2 - PLOS One
UR -
UR -
VL - 9
ER -