U.S. children's most preferred trick-or-treating treats in 2019, by type

In 2019, 45 percent of children in the United States stated that they would like to receive chocolate candy when trick-or-treating for Halloween. Conversely, 4 percent of them stated that they would like to receive non-mint, hard candy.

Which one treat would you most like to receive when trick-or-treating at Halloween this year?

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Number of respondents

1,019 respondents

Age group

1-17 years

Special properties

Conducted with the permission and assistance of a parent, able to answer the questions. The survey was conducted entirely through the Field Agent app and photo verification was required.

Method of interview

Online survey

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