Mini Poll: Tricks or Treats in the City?

What are your plans for Halloween?

Stay at home and pass out candy:
 44%
Escort the kids (or grandkids/nieces/godchildren) for trick-or-treating:
 10%
Attend a Halloween party:
 6%
Turn out the lights and pretend not to be home:
 16%
Last minute canvass for the candidate of my choice:
 3%
No plans:
 22%

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

Something traditional, like a pirate or a cat:
 37%
Something trendy, like an Avatar or Twilight costume:
 4%
Something imaginative, like the Red Water Tower or an iPad:
 19%
Something tasty, like a chicken leg or a grilled cheese sandwich:
 2%
Something already in my closet, like a bridesmaid dress or sports gear:
 29%
Something anti-social, like a mascot costume with a big fur head:
 5%
Something complicated, like a two-person horse:
 5%

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

Fewer than 10:
 36%
11-25:
 16%
26-50:
 25%
More than 50:
 23%

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

Wednesday:
 36%
The prior Friday:
 1%
The prior Saturday:
 2%
The prior Sunday:
 1%
The following Saturday:
 0%
No trick-or-treating for my kids:
 1%
No kids/No kids of the right age:
 57%

Will you go to a haunted house this year?

Yes:
 4%
No:
 72%
No, not unless you mean City Hall:
 24%

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

Yes:
 73%
No:
 15%
No, but: "What happens with a ghost who gets lost in the fog? He is mist.":
 12%

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

10:
 13%
12:
 23%
15:
 49%
20:
 8%
31:
 2%
Never too old to trick-or-treat:
 6%

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

Yes:
 26%
No:
 22%
No, and fire the guy who wrote that question:
 51%

Which of the following is the scariest movie?

Psycho (1960):
 22%
Night of the Living Dead (1968):
 4%
The Exorcist (1973):
 24%
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974):
 6%
Halloween (1978):
 4%
Alien (1979):
 9%
The Shining (1980):
 26%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984):
 3%
Paranormal Activity (2007):
 1%
Cloverfield (2007):
 0%
Zombieland (2009):
 0%

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

Chicago. We already have neighborhoods to wear:
 8%
Cincinnati. We already have the red team uniforms and the whole northern industrial river thing:
 7%
Paris. We already have plenty of fleur de lis and Frenchy street names:
 33%
New Orleans. We already have plenty of Mardi Gras beads:
 39%
Sarajevo. We already have plenty of cevapi and burek:
 3%
Kansas City. Oops, too scary!:
 10%

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