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Most Say They WILL Trick-or-Treat This Halloween

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 that 74% of Americans DO plan to celebrate Halloween this year. And as far as HOW they plan to 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. Almost just as many, 73% to be exact, say pandemic safety concerns will impact their Halloween plans.

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. 

Let's hope people plan to give out DOUBLE the candy this year, right?!?

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