Mini Poll: Halloween In St. Louis


What are your plans for Halloween?


Stay at home and pass out candy:
 42%
Escort the kids (or grandkids/nieces/godchildren) for trick-or-treating:
 11%
Attend a Halloween party:
 18%
Turn out the lights and pretend not to be at home:
 12%
Last minute canvass for the candidate/issue of my choice:
 3%
No plans:
 15%

 


If you were dressing up for Halloween, what style costume would (or will!) you wear?


Something traditional, like a pirate or a cat:
 36%
Something trendy, like an Avatar or Twilight costume:
 7%
Something imaginative, like the Red Water Tower or an iPad:
 14%
Something tasty, like a chicken leg or a grilled cheese sandwich:
 3%
Something already in my closet, like a bridesmaid dress or sports gear:
 31%
Something anti-social, like a mascot costume with a big fur head:
 5%
Something complicated, like a two-person horse:
 4%

 


How many trick-or-treaters do you expect at your door this Halloween?


Fewer than 10:
 40%
11-25:
 23%
26-50:
 18%
More than 50:
 19%

 


If you have kids, on what night will your kids do most of their trick-or-treating?


Friday:
 1%
Saturday:
 7%
Sunday:
 68%
No trick-or-treating:
 24%

 


Will you go to a haunted house this year?


Yes:
 6%
No:
 84%
No, not unless you mean my in-laws’:
 11%

 


Do you support the St. Louis tradition that trick-or-treaters should arrive with a Halloween joke or riddle?


Yes:
 75%
No:
 17%
No, but what happens with a ghost with a ghost who gets lost in the fog? He is mist.:
 8%

 


At what age does trick-or-treating become “unseemly begging in a sheet”?


10:
 2%
12:
 25%
15:
 52%
20:
 9%
31:
 1%
Never too old to trick-or-treat:
 11%

 


Should lessons about Halloween be part of the curriculum at public schools?


Yes:
 33%
No:
 30%
No, and fire the guy who wrote that question.:
 37%

 


Which of the following is the scariest movie?


Psycho (1960):
 23%
Night of the Living Dead (1968):
 3%
The Exorcist (1973):
 29%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974):
 7%
Halloween (1978):
 4%
Alien (1979):
 7%
The Shining (1980):
 18%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984):
 5%
Paranormal Activity (2007):
 3%

 


If St. Louis dressed up for Halloween, what character would we be?


Chicago. We already have neighborhoods to wear:
 13%
Paris. We already have plenty of fleur de lis and Frenchy street names:
 32%
New Orleans. We already have plenty of Mardi Gras beads:
 36%
Los Angeles. We already have the Rams costume:
 4%
Sarajevo. We already have plenty of cevapi and burek:
 4%
Kansas City. Oops, too scary!!:
 11%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.