Only a small proportion of Brits are marking the season of Lent by giving one thing up, in response to a ballot.
It is a practice for Christians to sacrifice one thing they love, like coffee and chocolate, through the 40 days main as much as Easter.
But a survey by YouGov signifies that even most Christians should not giving one thing up this yr – simply 11% mentioned they have been doing so.
This is a big fall from the 20% of British Christians who mentioned they have been once they have been requested the identical query in 2012.
In the broader inhabitants, simply 5% of Brits total mentioned they have been giving one thing up for Lent this yr, down from 12% in 2012.
Of these giving one thing up, half mentioned it was chocolate and sweets.
Nearly one in 5 (17%) mentioned they might abstain from alcohol and going to the pub, and one in 10 mentioned they have been going with out fatty meals.
Eight per cent are abstaining from intercourse and the identical proportion mentioned they have been giving up consuming out and takeaways.
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