Most Parents Still Plan To Take Their Kids Trick-Or-Treating


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.

Source:SWNS Digital