Lent 2020 is a 6-week period leading up to Easter. Lent begins 46 days before the Saturday of Easter weekend. Easter Sunday 2020 is Sunday, April 12. The Lenten season is observed for a total of 40 days. It is only observed Monday-Saturday each week because every Sunday is viewed as a celebration.

A new poll by YouGov for Ash Wednesday asked 8,000 people to name the Hardest Things To Give Up for the 40 days for Lent.

1.  Watching TV or using streaming services.  29% said it would be the hardest thing to give up.  It was the #1 answer for every age group except 18- to 24-year-olds.

2.  Caffeine, 19%.

3.  Social networking, 11%.  It was the #1 answer for young people.  24% of people between 18 and 24 said it would be the hardest, compared to just 7% of people over 55.

4.  Chocolate, also 11% overall.

5.  Soda, 7%.

6.  Alcohol, 6%.

7.  Fast food, 5%.

8% of people said they weren't sure which one of those things would be the hardest to give up.  And 4% said they already abstain from all of them.

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