COVID Tricks and Treats in 2020
Do we have to cancel Halloween? Qualtrics studied 1,430 U.S. adults, and discovered what Americans are planning for the scariest holiday. Many are ready to throw their hands up on the Holiday altogether, but most (55%) said we need to be carefully. Here are their plans.
Americans divided over Halloween plans
Who wants to cancel and who wants to go? Several groups are nearly twice as likely to think Halloween should still go on
parents more likely than non-parents
men more likely than women
Decline in trick-or-treating plans
While most parents still plan to take their children trick-or-treating, intent has declined sharply. And more than half of people over 50 will not offer candy at their door this year.
|Went trick-or-treating with children in 2019||
|Plan on trick-or-treating with children in 2020||
Halloween health guidance
expect their local authorities to release Halloween restrictions, but 23% say they don't intend to follow along
Top 6 things for keeping the holiday alive
Given options about how they would like to celebrate carefully, many adults still selected their holiday favorites: decorations, pumpkin patches, and, yes, trick-or-treating. But, in a nod to the pandemic, far more plan to hand out treats from their driveway or leave them outside than expect to distribute from their door. Here are the top six.
|Decorate their house / yard||
|Go to a pumpkin patch or corn maze||
|Go out trick-or-treating||
|Leave candy/treats out for taking||
|Hand out candy/treats from the door||
|Hand out candy/treats from the driveway||