Are you a parent ? Have you done our Halloween survey yet ? There’s still time and it only takes a minute or two. Let us know what you think here. Meanwhile here are the some of the results as of this morning, from the first 152 responses:
- Over 60% plan to take their children to a Halloween event this half term
- 69% agree Halloween has become too commercial
- 92% would like to see a more traditional nature based approach to Halloween*
- 86% think schools should do more to teach children about the real history of Halloween
- 66% agree there are events they would not take children to because they are too scary
- 28% think Halloween now involves too much tantrum-causing sugar
- 42% have discouraged their children from trick-or-treating because it can scare other families or older people
- 36% feel under pressure to let children do trick-or-treat but have concerns about it
- 13% have suffered problems from trick or treating at their own home
- 32% have been disappointed about the quality of local Halloween events
Asked “which do you most associate with Halloween – bats, owls, hedgehogs or ghosts ?”, bats so far top the poll at 49%, then ghosts at 36%, owls at 12% and hedgehogs at 2%. What about you – which would you vote for ? Tell us here.
(In our nationally representative survey published in May, 85.2% agreed “it is vital to introduce young children to nature”).