Whilst researching some new material for our Study in the UK section of InternationalStudent.com, I came across some really interesting (and funny) statistics that I thought I had to share with everyone – there are over 390,000 official Jedi Knights in the UK that recognize “Jedi” as their main religion!!
I found this as we are redeveloping our Study UK pages and wanted to include information about the ethnicity of the UK and what religions are represented, so I went to the National Statistics archive for the UK and from the last census in 2001 they have reported over 390,000 people as following the religion of Jedi.
How did this come about? Well back when the census was being taken, there was an email hoax going around that said if enough people selected Jedi as their religion, the UK government would be forced to recognize this as a religion. Of course this was not true, but there were still over 390,000 who put this down which equates to roughly 7 in every 1,000 britains.
To learn more about the UK, and studying in the country with over 390,000 Jedi’s please see:
- Study in the UK – with InternationalStudent.com
- Cheap Calling from the UK – with iCallAbroad UK
- International Student Loans – from InternationalStudentLoan.com
You can also learn more at the National Statistics Website