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U.K. Powerless to Stop ‘Jedis, Witches’ Spoiling 2011 Census

People who want to declare their religion as Jedi or call themselves witches will be free to do so in the 2011 census in England and Wales, its organizer said.

Office for National Statistics Census Director Glen Watson said that while it is “not acceptable” to submit joke answers, he is powerless to act. In the last census in 2001, 400,000 people claimed they were part of the Star Wars movement, some of them putting the answer as a protest against privacy invasion.