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46% Of Americans Will Not Be Giving Out Halloween Candy This Year, According To Survey

There’s one thing for sure, Halloween isn’t going to be the same this year.

Can you believe that Halloween is less than a month away? In fact, by the time next week is over, the holiday will be over! Of course, we are dealing with a very different situation this year because of the pandemic, and the CDC has specifically named trick-or-treating to be a higher risk activity. It seems as if a lot of the country is paying attention and will be avoiding that beloved activity.

Some 3000 survey responses were analyzed by Apartment Guide. They discovered that 46% of those respondents said they would not be giving out Halloween candy in 2020. 24% said a candy bowl would be left outside for those who wanted it and 30% said that they would be handing out candy at their door in the traditional way this year.

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When you break it down, it means that about one out of every three people are going to be giving out candy. The survey also shows that the numbers are fairly split among age groups. Those who are 18-24 years old are the smallest age group at 11% and 55-64-year-olds are the largest percentage at 21%. Out of those polled, 34% said they would still be going out to get candy.

One thing that you should keep in mind is that two months have passed since the survey was initially issued. Things have changed rapidly in 2020, so it isn’t out of the question for these numbers to have changed since that time as well. Regardless of whether the numbers sway in one direction or another, Halloween is not going to be the same this year. Then again, there’s always 2021!