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Poll is proof: Voters favor Halloween

Posted October 30, 2012 3:23 p.m. EDT
Updated October 30, 2012 3:28 p.m. EDT

In a season of polling, here's some science we can all agree on: 62 percent of people surveyed by Public Policy Polling chose chocolate as their favorite Halloween candy. 

PPP asked 1,200 registered voters about the holiday and found 62 percent are in favor of candy, costumes and frightful fun.

Just about half of the voters believed in some sort of haunt.

  • 37 percent said they believe in ghosts
  • 52 percent believe a house could be haunted
  • 23 percent said black cats could bring bad luck

Despite those fears, 45 percent of respondents enjoy horror movies. Voters mentions the "Friday the 13th," "Nightmare on Elm Street," "Night of the Living Dead" and "Paranormal Activity" franchises among their favorites.

Just about a quarter of the adults polled planned to dress in costume this Halloween, while 36 percent said they wished they could still trick-or-treat.