Some schools continue to prohibit Halloween costumes and candy, and most Americans still disagree with these policies.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults believe children should be allowed to wear Halloween costumes in class. This is up from 63% last year. Twenty-one percent disagree.
Sixty-four percent believe public schools also should allow children to bring candy to school for Halloween, basically unchanged from a year ago. Twenty-seven percent disagree. There’s little difference of opinion on both questions between Americans with children living with them and those who don’t have kids in their home.
Generally speaking, the older the adult, the less likely they are to support Halloween costumes and candy in schools. Americans tend to favor both costumes and candy in schools or oppose them both. Most adults think school nutrition standards should be set on a local, not a federal level.
Most Americans say a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks would have no impact on public health.
Fifty-two percent of Americans believe there is not enough religion in the public schools.