Survey: Consumers not afraid of Halloween spending

Americans apparently aren't too scared to spend money on Halloween this year.

According to the National Retail Federation, a record 170 million people, or seven in 10 Americans, plan to celebrate the holiday in some way.

The average consumer will spend nearly $80 on decorations, costumes and candy, bumping up total Halloween spending this year to $8 billion.

Of those planning to celebrate, more than half will decorate their home or yard, 45 percent will dress up, more than a third will throw or attend a party and a third will take kids trick or treating. Then there's the 15 percent who will dress up their dogs and cats.

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