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Jedi Madness.

"An astonishing 20,000 Canadians declared themselves to be followers of the religion of Jedi, the guardians of peace and justice in the Star Wars flicks, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday in the latest, and final, data to come from the 2001 census.

In the U.K., for example, there are more Jedis than Jews. Nearly 400,000 people identified themselves as Jedi in the 2001 census. Only 260,000 said they were Jewish. The Jedis seemed to be concentrated in England and Wales.

Just last year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that more than 70,000 people named Jedi as their faith."

for all that you can trust the source.


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May. 15th, 2003 06:57 am (UTC)
:g: That was the results they published after all the census figures were collated in the UK. And yours truly is one of the masses that put 'Jedi'.
May. 17th, 2003 03:23 am (UTC)
in australia, there was a rumour that you'd get fined seventy five bucks or something if you wrote down jedi.

i don't even know what was written for me, since i didn't fill it in.
May. 15th, 2003 04:10 pm (UTC)
You know, I once worked for the U.S. Census Bureau.

I learned a few things from this:

1) They aren't kidding about government red tape. I spent three nights putting red tape on boxes. I am not sure why we were asked to this.

2) The Census Bureau is very, very paranoid. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, we were put on Heightened Security, under the conviction that the Census Bureau was Saddam's next target.

3) Outside of the Census Bureau itself, nobody takes the census seriously.

4) A woman listed her husband's race as "total asshole."

5) Another person wrote his last name as "Rockefeller" and his first name "IWISHIWERE."

6) And then there was "NEVERPAYSRENT," always a winner.

7) And the Martians.

8) And others.

And the fact that I was doing all of this on the night shift.
May. 17th, 2003 03:20 am (UTC)
you know, i don't take the cenus people seriously, yet i am always curious to the results. mainly cause ir eckon theys hould list the people who put down martians.

i'd like to be a martian.
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