The results I
compiled as I walked around Southport, where eye opening and highly
revealing, as I received a range of personal opinions on the subject of
trick or treating; “This being a past time of mine”, the survey I
performed revealed these shocking statistics. When I asked this question
“Do you agree with trick or treating?” 27 people said No whereas 23
said yes, and one was not entirely sure. But does this match results I
gained when I asked “Do you think its safe for children to trick or
treat?” 8 people said yes, but a staggering number, 37 said no, leaving
5 members of the public unsure. So what does this say about modern day
society and Halloween culture? As one person said, “Trick or treating is
ok as long as the children's parents accompany them” It beggars you to
ask is this yearly tradition just one big money making scheme.
One question asked in our survey was whether people played the
children, 18 people answered yes, 32 no.
are according to some, “too many weirdoes out there, to allow your
children to go from house to house.”
Some people were keen to express the fact that “it depends where
you live”. But how true is this?
you ever been victim to a trick?” This question received 37 no answers
and 12 yes with 1 person not quite convinced. As one lady commented “Its
just children's fun”, but unlike the youth of today many people
questioned were not allowed to do such things when they where young. So is
this really a “tradition” that we want our youth to participate in,
when according to some Halloween is “an American, money making
tradition”. But what happens when childish fun turns to serious damage?.
One lady when asked the question have you ever been a victim said “
after asking the trick or theaters to leave, as they were a week early,
they came back and damaged my car”.
When we asked one person “Have you ever played a trick on
someone?” they replied “but it all depends on your perspective as to
what a joke is.”
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