A survey of 1,637 adults found that not only are the majority of Americans still planning to celebrate Halloween despite the pandemic, an overwhelming majority also admitted they’ve been known to steal a little of their children’s Halloween candy for themselves.
While 2020 has been a scary year, October’s spooky season is still in full
Qccording to TopCashback.com https://www.topcashback.com/, 64% of Americans still plan on celebrating Halloween this year with 62% percent celebrating from home.
Here are the results of the survey:
Trick-or-Treat… Steal My Treats?
Do you steal candy from your kid’s Halloween haul?
- Yes (82%)
- No (18%)
On average how much of your child’s candy haul do you keep for yourself?
- 10% (57%)
- 25% (29%t)
- 50% (8%)
- 75% (5%)
- All of it. (1%)
Favorite Halloween candy? [top four responses]
- Reese’s (44%)
- Kit Kats (20%)
- Milky Way (9%)
- Three Musketeers (6%)
Lamest Halloween treat? [top four responses]
- No such thing as a lame treat (46%)
- Pencil, erasers and pencil toppers (21%)
- Anything that’s not candy (13%)
- Spooky accessories [vampire teeth, spider rings, etc.] (13%)
Getting in the Spooky Spirit
Will you be decorating your home for Halloween this year?
- Yes (79%)
- No (21%)
If decorating, will your decorating style be more spooky or fall-themed?
- Both spooky and fall-themed (50%)
- Spooky (26%)
- Fall-themed (24%)
Don’t Scare Your Budget
Between stocking up on candy, buying costumes and ensuring you have the
spookiest house on the block, Halloween can get expensive. Yet the survey
found that compared to last year, respondents will spend the same amount
(48%) or less (42%) this Halloween.
How much do you spend on Halloween decorations? [top four responses]
- $26 to $50 (26%)
- $51 to $100 (26%)
- Less than $25 (23%)
- $101 to $200 (16%)
Where do you buy the majority of your Halloween decorations? [top four
- Walmart (29%)
- Dollar Stores (26%)
- Target (19%)
- Amazon (11%)
What will you spend the most money on during Halloween? [top four
- Sweets for trick-or-treating (36%)
- Decorations (25%)
- Costumes (17%)
- Fall activities [apple picking, pumpkin picking, etc.] (14%)