Mini Poll: Halloween. Is It Really A Season?


Current Totals:

What are your plans for Halloween?


Stay at home and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters:
 40%
Escort the kids (or grandkids/nieces/godchildren) for trick-or-treating:
 9%
Go trick-or-treating myself:
 1%
Host a Halloween party:
 2%
Attend a Halloween party:
 11%
Play some tricks on friends and neighbors:
 0%
Turn out the lights and pretend not to be home:
 17%
No plans:
 18%

 


Generally, which are your favorite Halloween costumes?


Homemade:
 87%
Store bought:
 13%

 


Will you wear a Halloween costume this year?


Yes:
 28%
No:
 72%

 


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


Something traditional, like a vampire or a pink gorilla:
 30%
Something trendy, like Captain America or Thor:
 7%
Something imaginative, like the Red Water Tower or an iPad:
 20%
Something tasty, like a turkey or a grilled cheese sandwich:
 3%
Something already in my closet, like a bridesmaid dress or sports gear:
 33%
Something anti-social, like a mascot costume with a big fur head:
 3%
Something complicated, like a two-person horse:
 4%

 


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


Fewer than 10:
 18%
11-25:
 19%
26-50:
 17%
More than 50:
 17%
None at all:
 29%

 


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


Friday:
 2%
Saturday:
 2%
Sunday:
 2%
Monday:
 27%
No trick-or-treating:
 4%
No kids:
 63%

 


Should the last Saturday in October be designated nationally as Halloween?


Trick:
 62%
Treat:
 38%

 


Will you go to a haunted house this year?


Yes:
 4%
No:
 84%
No, not unless you mean my in-law's house:
 12%

 


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


Yes:
 74%
No:
 18%
No, but "What did young Jack Dorsey say on Halloween? Trick or tweet.":
 7%

 


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


5:
 1%
10:
 2%
12:
 24%
15:
 55%
20:
 7%
31:
 1%
Never too old to trick-or-treat:
 9%

 


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


Yes:
 31%
No:
 39%
No, and fire the ghoul who wrote that question:
 30%

 


Which of the following is the most frightening movie?


Psycho (1960):
 25%
Night of the Living Dead (1968):
 3%
The Exorcist (1973):
 27%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974):
 5%
Halloween (1978):
 5%
Alien (1979):
 8%
The Shining (1980):
 16%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984):
 4%
Paranormal Activity (2007):
 4%
Brick By Chance and Fortune (2011):
 3%

 


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


Chicago. We already have neighborhoods to wear:
 14%
Baltimore. We already have the charm:
 6%
Paris. We already have plenty of fleur de lis and Frenchy street names:
 29%
New Orleans. We already have plenty of Mardi Gras beads:
 29%
Los Angeles. We already have the Rams costume:
 5%
Sarajevo. We already have plenty of cevapi and burek:
 6%
Kansas City. Oops, too scary:
 12%

 


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