New Study: Only 12% Of Families Will Trick Or Treat This Halloween


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Expect far fewer trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood this Halloween. New research shows more families are finding new ways to celebrate the holiday during the pandemic, and for some that means giving up old traditions.

The study from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found only 12-percent of households plan on trick-or-treating this year. That’s down from 24-percent last year. And, it may be hard to find candy for those who do go out. Only 25-percent of families plan on handing out candy this year.

Other notable findings from the study include: 41-percent of parents say their kids are disappointed or angry about the change in Halloween plans. Only 15-percent of adults plan to attend a party this year. And 32-percent more people will not celebrate Halloween this year, compared to last year.

Our question of the night: how are you celebrating Halloween differently this year?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea
WCCB Meteorologist Kaitlin Wright