Nearly half of America will not hand out candy this Halloween, according to a survey done by ApartmentGuide.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, 46 percent of Americans say they will not hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Whereas 34 percent say they plan to trick-or-treat as normal, despite COVID-19.
“COVID-19 seems to have spooked most people when it comes to the idea of close contact with neighbors this Halloween,” according to Apartment Guide. “Nearly half of respondents polled said they have no plans to interact with trick-or-treaters in any way and only 24 percent plan to leave a bowl of candy outside, likely due to perceived risks around COVID-19.”
As others plan to adapt their Halloween plans around COVID-19 scares, this year’s festivities will look different.
Broken down by age of those who will hand out candy normally, the highest percentage, 21 percent, are between 55 and 64 years old. While only 11 percent are between 18 and 24 years old.
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