Survey shows how quickly people abandon their “Dry January” vows

According to recent surveys quoted by Forbes, one in seven Americans said they were going to give their livers a break and partake in Dry January — that is, go a month without consuming any alcohol.

However, a new survey out of the U.K. says more than half of those who planned to do so are likely to last only two weeks.

The non-scientific poll of 2,000 Britons, sponsored by Volvic Touch of Fruit, noted that 21% say they won’t last until February, while three in 10 would be satisfied if they make it two weeks short of February.

Forty-three percent said they’re trying to stop drinking to improve their health, 36% say they’re stopping drinking to lose weight, 35% are doing it so save money, and three in ten just want to challenge themselves.

Thirty-two percent said going out socially would be their biggest temptation to drink.  Twenty-eight percent said having a bad day at the office might lead them to bend the elbow, while 26% said FOMO — fear of missing out — might lead them to stray from their sober goals.

That said, it’s not just booze people can’t keep away from. Those who said their New Year’s resolution was to stay away from meat, chocolate or bread don’t expect their willpower to hold, either. 

Survey questions, methodology and results have not been verified or endorsed by ABC News or The Walt Disney Company.