Survey: Who is most likely to hand out Halloween candy

WASHINGTON — When it comes to scoring Halloween treats, it may be wise to make a pit stop at grandma’s house.

A recent survey from National Confectioners Association found that those 60 and older and most likely to keep trick-or-treaters smiling.

Of all the demographics surveyed, those 60 and older are most likely to hand out candy with 84 percent of the group saying they pass out treats compared to 75 percent of the general population.

Also, the homes of the 60-plus generation will have a sizable stash, according to the survey. While 50 percent of the general population reported running out of candy, 37 percent in the 60-plus group reported emptying their candy collection.

Candy sales are expected to reach $2.5 billion this season, NCA reports.

“While the 60+ generation is clearly winning in the trick-or-treating category, this year’s survey tells us that all demographics own some aspect of the holiday season,” NCA Vice President of Communications Susan Whiteside said in a news release.

For example, millennials are most likely to hit-up the Halloween parties. More than half of the millennials surveyed said they planned to attend a Halloween party and 47 percent said they will dress up in a costume.

There are some gender differences as well, according to the study.

Women are more likely to decorate their homes with a Halloween theme compared to men. Sixty-four percent of women said they plan to haul out the cob webs, witch hats and orange-and-black d

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