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Britain’s 2011 census results just came out: Of the 240,000 people who picked “other religion,” almost 74 percent listed themselves as Jedi Knights — making it the most popular alternative religion in England and Wales.
But the noble Jedi are losing ground, it seems. That number has fallen from 2001, when a campaign helped bring in 390,000 responses. There are still officially more Jedi walking around than there are Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Heathens and Scientologists, however.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.