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The Majority of Americans Won’t Hand Out Halloween Candy This Year

The Majority of Americans Won’t Hand Out Halloween Candy This Year

Rising costs are spooky, and it looks like they’re scary enough to even take a bite out of Halloween fun this year.

A new poll found that the majority of Americans (52 percent) say they won’t be handing out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters this year.

There are a few factors contributing to this, but one in four are blaming inflation for spoiling all the fun. Inflation rose to a 40-year high in 2022, so it’s not totally surprising that it’s a major factor.

However, we can’t put all the blame there. Of those polled, 23 percent said they didn’t celebrate Halloween themselves, and 12 percent said they’re still concerned about health and safety related to the pandemic.

But if you’re one of the Halloween truthers who won’t let inflation scare you aware from fun, be prepared to spend some cash this season. The poll found that the average American will spend roughly $23 on just two large bags of candy to satisfy this year’s trick-or-treaters.

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