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Wishbone App Reports 53% of Teens and Young Adults Admit There's Someone They'd Like to Trick This Halloween

Over 100,000 Teens and Young Adults Discuss Trending Halloween Topics Such as the Caitlyn Jenner Costume and More via Newly Launched Mobile Polling App Wishbone

Santa Monica, CA, October 21, 2015 --( Wishbone App, one of today’s trending mobile polling apps for teens and young adults, today released Halloween survey data made up of over 100,000 of its user’s responses. Topics ranging from today’s controversial costumes to Halloween sacrifices, users shared their thoughts on this year’s Halloween trends via the newly launched mobile platform. Wishbone pulled this internal data between the dates of October 1 and October 9, 2015 from its male and female users across the United States between the ages of 13 and 25.

Halloween Secrets Revealed: More Tricking Than Treating
When asked if whether there was someone they’d like to trick this year, over 260,000 Wishbone voters revealed their truth. More than half of those respondents (53 percent) admitted to having a person they’d like to trick. Regarding Halloween sacrifices, Wishbone polled over 125,000 voters on whether they would rather give up dressing up or eating candy this Halloween. The results showed nearly 60 percent of respondents, (58 percent) would rather give up their costumes to sweets.

*Do you have someone you’d like to trick this Halloween? 261,988 Votes
Yes (53%)
No (47%)

*Would you give up dressing up or eating candy this Halloween? 125,548 Votes
Dressing Up (58%)
Candy (42%)

Wishbone Users Would Rather Not Dress Up at All vs. Wear Caitlyn Jenner Costume
Teens and young adults are showing their dislike towards this year’s controversial Caitlyn Jenner costume. Out of 115,000 voters, 89 percent said they would rather not dress up at all than wear the Caitlyn Jenner outfit. When comparing Kanye West to Donald Trump costumes, 59 percent chose to dress as the rapper over the presidential candidate.

*Dress up in the Caitlyn Jenner costume or not at all? 115,782 Votes
Not at all (89%)
Dress in Caitlyn Jenner Costume (11%)

*Dress up as Kanye West of Donald Trump? 328,738 Votes
Kanye West (59%)
Donald Trump (41%)

*Would you wear a historic or scary Halloween costume? 384,686 Votes
Historic (57%)
Scary (43%)

1 in 4 Teens and Young Adults Admit To Having Nightmares Often
Wishbone voters share their daily terrors that plague them well beyond Halloween. Out of nearly 200,000 voters, 25 percent admitted to having nightmares often. Out of over 183,000 voters, 46 percent believe in real ghosts.

*Do you have nightmares often? 190,921 Votes
No (75%)
Yes (25%)

*Do you believe in real ghosts? 183,940 Votes
No (54%)
Yes (46%)

*Which is scarier? Outdoor corn maze or indoor haunted house? 150,601 Votes
Outdoor corn maze (54%)
Indoor haunted house (46%)

“Since Wishbone’s launch in March of this year, over 3.1 million monthly users are on the mobile app polling their friends and our community on a variety of trending topics. Halloween has been the real first fun holiday that resonates with our core audience and thus thousands of interesting topics have been seen on Wishbone this month,” said Michael Jones, CEO of Science Inc., the Santa Monica-based startup incubator behind Wishbone App. “Not only are users uncovering this year’s trending Halloween costumes and sharing their fears, they are receiving instant feedback from their peers on their Halloween decisions such as whether to attend a corn maze or haunted house or wear a scary or funny costume.”

About Wishbone App
Wishbone App is one of the fastest growing social mobile platforms for today’s teens and young adults. Every month 3.1 million voters use Wishbone to complete the ‘Daily Dozen’ and ‘Nightly Dozen’ polls to decide what are the hottest trending topics in pop culture. Launched in March 2015, Wishbone app is based in Santa Monica, Ca. and is backed by Science Inc.

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