British Census Data: 73% of Write-ins for Religion Were 'Jedi Knight'

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British Census Data: 73% of Write-ins for Religion Were 'Jedi Knight'
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British Census Data: 73% of Write-ins for Religion Were 'Jedi Knight'

Who knew the force was with so many people in England and Wales? Apparently 176,632 people who said they practiced "other religion" on their 2011 census form listed that religion as Jedi Knight. Simon Rogers at the Guardian's Data Blog charted out all of those other religions. Religions listed range from atheist (29,267) to Baha'i (5,021) to Scientology (2,418) to Heavy Metal (6,242), but Jedi Knight is the overwhelming favorite. That said, Rogers points out that the number of Jedi Knights has actually decreased in the last decade, from 390,000 in 2001. The practice is not a new phenomenon. Click through to see all of the "other" religions listed

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