After most people missed out on Halloween last year due to the pandemic, it sounds like a lot of families are planning to make up for it this year.
A new Goodwill survey finds:
- 74% of Americans do plan to celebrate Halloween this year.
- As for how they’ll celebrate:
- 41% will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters
- 34% plan to wear a costume or dress up.
- 34% will decorate their homes.
- 24% plan to attend either an in-person or virtual party with family and friends.
But even though they are ready to celebrate Halloween, many people still have concerns.
- 73% of those polled say pandemic safety concerns will impact their Halloween plans.
- 32% say they will affect their plans a lot.
- 29% say their plans will somewhat be affected.
- 12% say they will have a little bit of impact.
Besides candy, the most important thing about Halloween is the costumes. So what will folks be dressing up as this year?
- 28% of people prefer costumes based on pop culture trends or characters from TV, movies, video games or books.
- 25% will opt for iconic Halloween costumes like witches ghosts, zombies or werewolves.
- 24% are planning unique, one-of-a-kid costumes.