Canucks offer prayer to Yoda - 2003-05-14
Some 20,000 Canadians named Jedi -- made famous by Star Wars -- as their religion, according to census data.
This echoes a result of the 2001 British census where 390,000 residents claimed to follow the Jedi faith after a massive Internet campaign.
Those who worshipped at less conventional altars included 9,575 who cited Wicca as their religion; 1,135 Rastafarians; and 1,525 who follow Scientology, made famous by celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. Meanwhile, 4.8 million Canadians, including 770,850 Torontonians, claimed to follow no religion in 2001, compared with 3.3 million a decade earlier.