What are people giving up for Lent in 2018?

What are people giving up for Lent in 2018?

Stephen Smith (see our earlier interview) has once again compiled Twitter data on what people are giving up for Lent. Here is a top 12:

Rank Word Count Change from last year’s rank
1. Social networking 1,329 +1
2. Twitter 1,215 +2
3. Alcohol 1,105 -2
4. Chocolate 1,035 -1
5. Swearing 549 +1
6. Meat 531 +6
7. Sweets 499 +3
8. Soda 441 0
9. Coffee 387 +2
10. Fast food 380 -1
11. Lent 373 +2
12. Facebook 342 +9

 

By category:

 

Rank Category Number of Tweets
1. food 6,702
2. technology 3,556
3. habits 2,034
4. smoking/drugs/alcohol 2,027
5. relationship 1,339
6. irony 946
7. school/work 714
8. sex 568
9. religion 404
10. politics 252

 

For more data and interesting tidbits, read Smith’s full post.

Compare to 2017 data.

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