Halloween still observed for most, poll finds

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 26, 2011



LAPLACE – Whether it is escaping into a costume for a themed party or watching children go door-to-door seeking out candy and other treats, there is no shortage of activities to take part in during the Halloween season, and judging by poll results at lobservateur.com, residents of the River Parishes have shown that they are not afraid to have a good spooky time.

Last week, visitors to the website were asked how they plan to celebrate Halloween this weekend. More than 60 percent of those who voted said they will take part in the holiday in some form, whether it be trick-or-treating, attending a party, or watching a scary movie.

About one quarter of those who voted said they plan to stay at home to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Another 30 percent said they would either go to a party or take their own children out to seek trick-or-treat candy door to door. A smaller percentage said they may just stay at home and watch scary movies for Halloween night.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, nearly one-fourth of respondents said they did not plan to do anything for Halloween.

A complete breakdown of our results is as follows:

• 25 percent of respondents chose “I will stay home and hand out candy to trick or treaters.”

• 15 percent of respondents chose “I will go to a party or other event.”

• 15 percent of respondents chose “I plan to take my children out trick or treating.”

• 8 percent of respondents chose “I will watch scary movies.”

• 23 percent of respondents chose “Nothing.”