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  1. Smile Only first question in Census is Constitutional

    Article I Section 2 of the Constitution states "Enumeration" only. That means that the first question in the Census is the only Constitutional one.

  3. #32
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    Jan 2008
    Florida Panhandle

    Talking Apparently in Australia...

    Apparently in Australia...60,000 plus folks answered the religion question on he census form "JEDI" as a protest answer. Snopes says it is false but i think it is funny as hell.

    Could prove useful here as well. They have to write it down...
    YouTube- Jedi Census

    Jedi 'religion' grows in Australia
    Sir Alec Guinness as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi
    Jedi is the faith espoused in the Star Wars films
    More than 70,000 people in Australia have declared that they are followers of the Jedi faith, the religion created by the Star Wars films.
    A recent census found that one in 270 respondents - or 0.37% of the population - say they believe in "the force", an energy field that gives Jedi Knights like Luke Skywalker their power in the films.

    Most of the 70,509 people who wrote Jedi on their census forms were suspected to have done so in response to an e-mail encouraging all Star Wars fans to get it recognised as an official religion.

    Yoda, Jedi master
    Jedi Master Yoda: "You must feel the force around you"
    But the majority do not seriously tell each other: "May the force be with you", according to Australian Star Wars Appreciation Society president Chris Brennan.

    "When you look at it you probably have got about 5,000 people in that 70,000 that were true hard-core people that would believe the Jedi religion carte blanche," he told ABC Radio.

    "Then you would have 50,000 fans that said 'oh yeah we'll just put down Jedi for fun, we don't actually have a religion of our own'.

    "Then you probably have 15,000 people who did it just to give the government a bit of curry," he said.

    'Not defined'

    An e-mail was sent around the world in 2001 saying that if 10,000 people declared they were Jedi, it would be recognised as an official religion.

    But the Australian Bureau of Statistics said it would be categorised as "not defined".

    Thousands of people in New Zealand and the UK also followed the advice of the e-mail - with Jedi Knight even being included on the list of religions by UK census authorities.

  4. #33
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    Jokes and Humor - Pranks:Jedi Religion on Census Forms Sites
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    "Some 20,000 Canadians Worship at the Altar of Yoda"
    "'An astonishing 20,000 Canadians declared themselves to be followers of the religion of Jedi, the guardians of peace and justice in the Star Wars flicks, Statistics Canada reported Tuesday in the latest, and final, data to come from the 2001 census.' [The Canadian Press] (May 13, 2003)
    Telegraph: Jedi Knights force way into census religion list
    "Jedi Knights, the galactic order of warriors from the Star Wars films, were celebrating a small victory last night in their campaign to be recognised as an official religion. (October 12, 2001)
    icSouthlondon: Jedi census reports not true
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    "The Office for National Statistics is denying reports that people will be able to tick 'Jedi' as their religion on the next census form. (October 11, 2001)
    Plastic: Reality Imitates Art -- 'Jedi Knights' Now Almost-Official Religion in the UK
    Plastic: Article not found
    "Jedi Knight' is on the list of religions for the 2001 UK census. Apparently, sufficient numbers of people wrote it on their census forms that a code for the 'faith' (896) has been allocated for the census processing team to use. (October 11, 2001)
    Savannah Now: Britons check off Jedi Knight when asked their religion on census form | Savannah Morning News
    "When asked their religious affiliation on the 2001 census forms, many Britons are writing in 'Jedi Knight,' government officials said Wednesday. (October 11, 2001)
    Register: Jedi Knights achieve official recognition as a religion
    Jedi Knights achieve official recognition as a religion ? The Register
    "Jedi Knights have gained official recognition as a religion in the UK Census 2001. By Kieren McCarthy. (October 9, 2001)
    Wired: Jedis Stand for the Census Count
    "To the frustration of the census managers in New Zealand, England, Wales and Australia, an e-mail saturating inboxes for the past couple of months just refuses to go away. By Kim Griggs. (May 31, 2001)
    Register: UK Jedi get green light
    UK Jedi get green light ? The Register
    "The census form itself confirms that entering a frivolous faith therein will not result in an appearance before the courts. By Lester Haines. (April 23, 2001)
    CNet: E-mail stunt empowers Jedi fans
    E-mail stunt empowers Jedi fans - CNET News
    "Star Wars fans in the United Kingdom are stung by an e-mail suggesting that the forthcoming UK Census would recognize Jedi as a religion if enough people put it on the form. (April 17, 2001)
    ZDNet: Star Wars fans stung by Jedi email
    "Despite proving that the Internet is a genuinely unifying 'force', email stunt will not work. By Will Knight. (April 17, 2001) Urban Legends: Star Wars Religion Doesn't Make Census
    Star Wars Religion Doesn't Make Census
    "Will filling in 'Jedi' as your religion on census forms cause the government to recognize it as a legitimate faith? A three part series of articles by David Emery. (April 16, 2001)
    Sunday Times: Jedi knights put their faith in the census
    "As the Office for National Statistics prepares to carry out its 10-yearly survey of the population, fans of the Jedi knights of Star Wars fame are hoping to use the census to win formal recognition of their faith. By Edin Hamzic. (April 15, 2001)
    Australian IT: Email urges vote 'Jedi' in census
    "Star Wars fans have mounted an email campaign to encourage people to nominate 'Jedi' as their religion in the upcoming census on August 7. By Caitlin Fitzsimmons. (April 11, 2001)
    Register: May the false declaration be with you
    May the false declaration be with you ? The Register
    "On Sunday 29 April would-be Jedi Knights have a rare opportunity to achieve official recognition for their 'religion'. By Lester Haines. (April 10, 2001)
    The Age: Warning on Jedi email campaign
    "Thousands of Australians could face big fines if they participate in an email campaign to describe themselves as Jedi Knights on the upcoming official Australian Bureau of Statistics census. (April 5, 2001)

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