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Survey results by the Department of Disease Control Poll show that over 70 percent of Thais across the country opt to abstain from alcohol during the Buddhist Lent.
The DDC Poll on the topic of alcohol consumption during the three-month Lent was conducted on 3,245 respondents in Bangkok and 24 other provinces. Over 70 percent of male respondents were found to be more likely to drink alcohol than female respondents.
The survey also found that 70.52 percent of men intended to skip drinking alcoholic beverages during the period.
Results from a recent ABAC Poll indicated that nearly 100 percent of Thais were aware of the alcohol ban during the important religious festivals such as Maka Bucha and Asarnha Bucha Day.
Those surveyed also suggested that alcohol bans be enforced during Buddhist holy days, Songkran Festival and New Year holidays of every year.