National Statistics amusing find: ‘Jedi’

May 5, 2009

Rustic R2D2

Rustic R2D2

After rummaging through the mass of information on the national statistics catalogues – I found an amusing article about how many respondents of the national census actually put Jedi, as a chosen religion in the blank space on the form.. see the ‘formal’ statistic here ^_^

‘Director of reporting and analysis at the Office for National Statistics, John Pullinger said: ‘Whatever its motive, the Jedi campaign may have worked in favour of the Census exercise. Census agencies worldwide report difficulties encouraging those in their late teens and twenties to complete their forms.’

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