Halloween is Saturday and there’s no doubt it will look different this year. Many parents are concerned about taking their kids trick-or-treating in the age of the coronavirus, but a new survey finds many aren’t ready to give up the practice altogether.
A new survey finds:
- Three-quarters of parents are still planning to take their children trick-or-treating.
- Half of parents surveyed say they feel trick-or-treating is too important to their kids for them to skip.
- But while parents want their kids to feel some sort of normalcy, they still plan to take precautions.
- It seems the average child will only be visiting five houses for candy this year.
- 33% of parents plan to only take kids to homes of people they know so they can ensure they’re healthy.
- Parents also plan to speak to neighbors to ensure they tested negative for the coronavirus.
But regardless of whether folks expect trick-or-treaters, it seems most people still plan to stock up on candy for the holiday.
- In fact, 83% of Americans still plan to buy candy this year.
- 40% will buy candy they like, because they don’t anticipate getting many trick or treaters.
- 38% are actually happy they won’t have to hand out the candy so they can eat it all themselves.
- As for how others will spend the holiday:
- 45% of people say they plan to spend the holiday eating candy on their couch.
- 42% plan to watch non-stop Halloween-themed movies
- 35% plan to watch non-stop horror movies.