Apparently, a grassroots movement was initiated in 2001 urging residents of a number of countries around the world to record their religion as “Jedi” on the national census.
Australia took part in the movement, and in 2001, we had 70,000 residents following Jedi-ism.
In 2011, there were 65,000.
In 2016, the Atheist Foundation of Australia publicly campaigned against the joke. The reason: because Jedi-ism is counted by the Australian Bureau of statistics as a religion that is “not defined”, which means it officially counts towards the total of religious Australians in the results.
Until next time, have a great Friday
The Corporate Commuter