AP poll: Minorities less likely to trick-or-treat this Halloween, citing safety

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Who gets to go trick-or-treating this year?

A new AP poll finds that two-thirds of parents will let their children go door to door for Halloween. But fewer minorities will allow their children to go collect candy.

Seventy-three percent of whites polled say they'll allow trick-or-treating, while 56 percent of minority respondents said the same.

The poll finds that minorities and lower-income people are more likely to be concerned about safety in their neighborhoods. Still, many who find their neighborhoods safe say they'll take precautions.

Meanwhile, half of the respondents who said they won't let their children go say it's because they don't celebrate Halloween.

Nearly two-thirds of people surveyed said they'll pass out candy.

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