Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
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Religion in Britain

The Office for National Statistics (UK) has produced some detailed demographics pertaining to the major religions from data taken from the 2001-April National Census.

I have updated my Religion In Britain page with multiple and lengthy quotes and information from these newly released statistics.

http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/rib.html

390,000 Jedi Knights There Are
Particularly entertaining was the report of the above name. 0.7 percent of the British population put Jedi Knight as their religion, following an online campaign by fans of Star Wars and others. I am not sure if I should be proud of the sacrilegious humour of our nation, or ashamed of the pure geekiness of this strange phenomenon. Contrary to the belief promoted by an urban myth before the census, no amount of vots for this stated religion makes it an official or recognized religion in any way.

Related essays:

http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/rib.html (Religion In Britain)
http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/numbers.html (There are less Christians than there appear to be)

I have began the process of filing to commission a report of the number of Satanists in the UK, broken down by Region (Southeast, Northweest, etc) and Age, but this will be a very slow process.
Tags: 2001, 2001 census, jedi knights, religion, uk religion
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