What’s The Hardest Thing To Give Up For Lent? A New Poll Indicates the #1 Answer is TV
A new poll from YouGov asked over 8,000 people to name the hardest thing to give up for 40 days for Lent. Data journalist at YouGov Jamie Ballard says the number one answer is watching TV or streaming services as 29% of respondents say that would be the biggest challenge.
“I would estimate that it is because TV is such an integral part of so many people’s daily lives, it’s what they do to relax after work, and I think people just have a hard time doing without that leisure activity,” said Ballard.
Caffeine came in at number two with 19%, followed by social networking and chocolate, both with 11%. Ballard says when breaking down the responses by political affiliation, while all listed giving up TV as the hardest, it appears to be the most challenging for Democrats.
“32% of Democrats would find watching TV the hardest thing to give up compared to 25% of Republicans and 29% of Independents,” said Ballard.
Ballard says only one age group indicated that TV wasn’t going to be the hardest thing to give up.
“The hardest thing for 18-24 year-olds to give up would be social networking,” said Ballard.
Also making the top answers were giving up soda at 7%, alcohol at 6%, and fast food at 5%