A Survey of Westchester Residents' Halloween Plans, Preferences, Halloween Costumes, and Trick-or-Treating Candy

For me, Halloween is…

…a fun time for adults, too—I love dressing up and going to a costume party (and maybe having a few alcoholic “treats”) (40%)

…just for the kids (like every other holiday) (36%) …a chance to be a kid again—I love decorating my house and preparing for trick-or-treaters (24%)

 

My all-time favorite Halloween costume when I was a kid was…
Ninja … 14%
Zombie…19%
Princess31%
Elvis Presley … 6%
Bill Clinton … 5%

What age do you think kids should stop trick-or-treating?
10 …12%
13 … 24%
16 … 38%
Whenever they graduate high school… 16%
Whenever they go on Medicare … 10%

My favorite Halloween candy is…
Snickers … 14%
Butterfinger … 10%
Candy Corn … 7%
Skittles …17%
Jawbreaker … 2%
Anything Chocolate … 35%
Other … 28%

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My least favorite Halloween candy is…
Candy Corn … 33%
Licorice … 29 %
Jawbreaker … 10%
Other … 28%

On Halloween, I give out…
Candy … 67%
Fruit … 10%
Home-baked goods … 19%
Money … 0%
Stickers … 4%

On Halloween, my kids…
go trick-or-treating with
their friends. It’s a safe
neighborhood
55%
Go to a supervised Halloween party
in lieu of trick-or-treating (too
many nut jobs out there) … 32%
Stay at home … 13%

What I spend more on…
$$$ on my kid’s Halloween
  costume
39%

hours making my kid’s Halloween
  costume … 26%
time arguing with my kid about
  his/her Halloween costume … 35%

This year, my kid is dressing as…
Not sure yet 13%
Witch … 5%
Zombie … 4%
Vampire … 3%
Pirate …  2%
Shrek … 2%
Lady Gaga … 2%
Superman … 2%
SpongeBob … 1%
Other … 66%

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Fess up: when you were a kid, did
you “forget” to turn in your
UNICEF money?

YES … 24%
NO … 76%

 

 

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