One of the highlights of our trip to Disneyland was when the kids got to be in the Jedi Academy– a little thing where they get to wear a Jedi robe, swing a light saber around, then "fight" Darth Vader.
The children really enjoyed it, which suggests that they might like England. It seems that in the last census, 390,000 people listed their religion as "Jedi."
A campaign on the internet claimed – wrongly – that Jedi, the belief system at the heart of the Star Wars films, would receive official government recognition as a religion if enough people quoted it on their Census forms. An email in support of the campaign, quoted by BBC News, invited people to ‘do it because you love Star Wars… or just to annoy people.’
Just over 390,000 of the 52,000,000 people in England and Wales wrote in ‘Jedi’ on their census form.
The ‘Jedi’ response was most popular in Brighton and Hove, with 2.6 per cent of Census respondents quoting it, followed by Oxford (2.0 per cent), Wandsworth (1.9), Cambridge (1.9), Southampton (1.8) and Lambeth (1.8).
[To the tune of Todd Rundgren, "Can We Still Be Friends," from the album "Bootleg Series, Vol. 3: Nearly Human Tour, Japan 90".]