To trick-or-treat or not to trick-or-treat, that is the question ...

Halloween is just about here, and the big question on everyone’s minds is whether or not there is going to be trick-or-treating this year. It's the quintessential fall activity for millions of kids, and 2020 is the first year there likely will be far fewer ghouls, witches, and superheroes out and about in pursuit of those delicious treats on Halloween night. The CDC has named trick-or-treating as a "high-risk" activity, and many parents face a difficult decision. 

Apartment Guide conducted a survey asking thousands of Americans what they plan to do this year when it comes to the question of trick-or-treating. According to the results about half of Americans will not be trick or treating this year.

Here is what the survey results revealed:

  • 46% of respondents said they would have no interaction and not trick-or-treat or hand out candy 
  • 50% said they would celebrate Halloween in some way
  • 24% said they would leave a candy bowl outside 
  • 30% said they would hand out candy
  • 34% said they would go trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods 
  • 16% said they would celebrate at home and adapt to COVID-19 safety guidelines
  • 50% claimed never to celebrate Halloween 
  • One in three respondents said they would hand out candy this year
  • Of those who said they would hand out candy normally the largest group was aged 55-64

This is all very interesting and seems to indicate at least half of the usual trick-or-treat crowd will be staying home, and there will quite a bit less candy being handed out for 2020.

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