Results for - Stingy Jack's Lantern

2,363 voters participated in this survey

1. Pumpkin carving has become a fun Halloween tradition, but the original jack-o'-lanterns were used to frighten away evil spirits. Were you aware of this fact?

Yes
46%
1,082 votes
No
54%
1,281 votes

2. The legend of Stingy Jack tells of a man who tricked the devil. When Jack died, he was denied entry into heaven and hell. Instead, he was sent into the eternal night with a burning coal inside a carved-out turnip to light his way. Prior to this survey had you heard of Stingy Jack?

Yes
13%
299 votes
No
87%
2,064 votes
People in Ireland and Scotland began making their own versions of Jack's lantern by carving frightening faces into turnips and placing them by their homes to ward off evil spirits. They were referred to as

3. People in Ireland and Scotland began making their own versions of Jack's lantern by carving frightening faces into turnips and placing them by their homes to ward off evil spirits. They were referred to as "Jack of the Lantern" or "Jack O'Lanterns." Did you know this is how the popular Halloween tradition originated?

Yes
20%
483 votes
No
80%
1,880 votes

4. When the Irish and Scots came to America, they discovered pumpkins were much easier to carve. Do you carve pumpkins for Halloween?

Yes
37%
882 votes
No
49%
1,166 votes
Not Applicable
13%
315 votes
10/26/2014 Living 2363 22 By: Bboopy13
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