This year, there was an increase in reports from Connecticut to Florida involving left-wing groups attempting to banish Halloween from public schools to the realm of the dead. However, even though Halloween ranks low on regarding importance to Americans, a new poll from Rasmussen Reports finds most still say let the kids have their costumes, tricks and treats in public schools.
In 2014, 71% of American adults believe children should be allowed to wear Halloween costumes in class, up from 63% the year prior. While that number has remained virtually unchanged, 21% (mostly on the left) still disagree. Yet, it is also true that the number of American adults who say they, themselves, will dress up for Halloween has increased from roughly one-fifth (19%) to a quarter (25%).
Meanwhile, according to research from PPD, there was a 27-percent increase in the number of reported efforts to shutdown Halloween fun for kids in public schools.
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 28-29, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.