Chocolate and sweets most commonly given up by those marking the tradition
The centuries-old Christian tradition of Lent will see millions across the world give up something they love for the 40 days leading up to Easter.
But just 5% of Britons are partaking in the ancient festival this year, including just 11% of British Christians.
That represents a notable fall since 2012, when 12% of Britons and 20% of British Christians marked the occasion.
Chocolate and sweets most likely to be given up for Lent
Half of those marking the occasion (50%) say they have temporarily given up eating chocolate and sweets, while 17% have put pub-going and booze drinking on a temporary hiatus.
One in ten (10%) have turned their back on fatty foods, while 8% are abstaining from sex and the same proportion are giving up eating out and takeaways (8%).