Tuesday, June 17th, 2003

What a weird world we live in eh? I remember this little spam going around a while ago and it is neat to see the results. I only know of one person that actually did put down Jedi but apparently he was not along.

Here are some quotes from CTV.ca
"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...

... The Jedi gag is the latest in a global census trend that has left some statisticians red-faced as the number of Jedis has eclipsed some centuries-old religions.

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....

... Half the Jedis in Canada were in B.C., with the rest in Ontario and Alberta.

Statistics Canada didn't report the number of people who responded Jedi in tables listing response rates for other religions, saying that their analysis did not include the "media-driven" response, in part because the sample was so small. However, statisticians did when asked produce tables showing a much smaller number of Rastafarians, Scientologists and Satanists.

for the full story you can go to http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1052832957921_26/?hub=TopStories