Fun Halloween Facts

In a survey of over 1,500 Canadians, Nestle uncovered these fun Halloween tidbits


 

A recent survey on all things spooky by Nestle dug up these 11 interesting Halloween facts. One thing is certain — Canadians love Halloween! 

  • 72% of Canadians have a favourite Halloween activity. Of those surveyed, trick-or-treating is a Canadian favourite
  • 80% of Canadians have a favourite childhood Halloween memory and dressing up tops the list
  • One quarter of Canadians over the age of 18 without children, listed trick-or treating as their favourite Halloween activity
  • Canadian men and women are in agreement that scary movies scare them the most
  • A recent survey commissioned by Nestlé Canada revealed that nearly 10% of Canadians say hosting Halloween parties with their neighbours is their favourite Halloween activity.
  • Ontarians (30%) are more likely than those from Quebec (22%) to say their favourite Halloween activity is going trick-or treating. Individuals in BC are the most likely to say going to a pumpkin patch (13%)
  • Those in Atlantic Canada are more likely to say the dark scares them the most compared to those in Ontario (16% vs. 9%). Ontario residents are more likely to say ghosts compared to those in BC (11% vs. 5%).
  • Quebecers are more likely to rank The Exorcist as the scariest movie compared to those in Atlantic Canada (35% vs. 23%).
  • Individuals in Quebec (84%) and Ontario (82%) are more likely to say they have a favourite childhood Halloween memory compared to those in Alberta (73%) and BC (75%)
  • Those in Ontario are more likely to say snakes scares them the most compared to those in Quebec (6% vs. 1%)
  • Those in Ontario are more likely to say ghosts scares them the most compared to those in Quebec (11% vs. 7%)


A survey of 1501 Canadians 18+ was completed online between August 26th and August 28th, 2013 using Leger Marketing’s online panel, LegerWeb.

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