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    Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census | National News - WMUR Home

    This was recently a trend.

    "If old religious men in robes don't represent you...don't mark yourself as 'Jedi,'" read the post.
    The foundation shared a Facebook post with cartoons of "Star Wars" characters and explained that by writing in "Jedi" or other "joke religions," it makes the country seem more religious. In the 2011 census, 64,390 residents registered as Jedis, which ultimately led to a misrepresentation of atheists.
    How many people really do this kind of thing? Is it just an Australian thing, or could this account for thousands of other Jedi worldwide?
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census | National News - WMUR Home

    This was recently a trend.







    How many people really do this kind of thing? Is it just an Australian thing, or could this account for thousands of other Jedi worldwide?
    The Aussie government weenies screwed up. Now MORE people will register as Jedi or Sith just to **** with them. Aussies tend to be a cantankerous lot.
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Thanks for posting this thread, I needed a good laugh -

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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    How many people really do this kind of thing? Is it just an Australian thing, or could this account for thousands of other Jedi worldwide?
    New Zealand had 1.5% of its population mark Jedi, which was more than the number of people who marked Hindu.

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    The Aussie government weenies screwed up. Now MORE people will register as Jedi or Sith just to **** with them. Aussies tend to be a cantankerous lot.
    The request came from the Atheist Foundation of Australia - not the Australian government.
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    New Zealand had 1.5% of its population mark Jedi, which was more than the number of people who marked Hindu.
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    New Zealand had 1.5% of its population mark Jedi, which was more than the number of people who marked Hindu.


    The request came from the Atheist Foundation of Australia - not the Australian government.
    That's even worse.
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    That's even worse.
    I'm not sure if it's any different than a church telling it congregants to make sure to register the correct denomination on their surveys?
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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Not a problem in the U.S. We are well regulated.
    "In each decennial census and in its more frequent counts like the American Community Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau mails questionnaires to millions of Americans. Many people fail to respond, either because they consider the questions too time consuming or too “nosey.” However, responding to all census questionnaires is required by federal law.

    While it rarely happens, the U.S. Census Bureau can impose fines for failing to answer their questionnaires or for intentionally providing false information.

    According to Title 13, Section 221 (Census, Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers) of the United States Code, persons who fail or refuse to respond to the mail-back census form, or refuse to respond to a follow-up census taker can be fined up to $100. Persons who knowingly provide false information to the census can be fined up to $500.

    Before imposing a fine, the Census Bureau typically attempts to personally contact and interview persons who fail to respond to census questionnaires."
    Answering the US Census is Required by Law

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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    The UK 2001 census for England and Wales was 0.8% Jedi (nearly 400,000) it fell to half that in 2011! That's probably what caused Brexit.


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    Re: Australia asks residents to stop registering as 'Jedi' in census

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Not a problem in the U.S. We are well regulated.
    "In each decennial census and in its more frequent counts like the American Community Survey, the U.S. Census Bureau mails questionnaires to millions of Americans. Many people fail to respond, either because they consider the questions too time consuming or too “nosey.” However, responding to all census questionnaires is required by federal law.

    While it rarely happens, the U.S. Census Bureau can impose fines for failing to answer their questionnaires or for intentionally providing false information.

    According to Title 13, Section 221 (Census, Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers) of the United States Code, persons who fail or refuse to respond to the mail-back census form, or refuse to respond to a follow-up census taker can be fined up to $100. Persons who knowingly provide false information to the census can be fined up to $500.

    Before imposing a fine, the Census Bureau typically attempts to personally contact and interview persons who fail to respond to census questionnaires."
    Answering the US Census is Required by Law

    A well-regulated country is a happy country...or else. There is a regulation about that.
    It's not a problem in the U.S. because the Census Bureau is forbidden by law to ask about religion. https://ask.census.gov/faq.php?id=5000&faqId=29
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