There’s A LOT of distrust in the air today —- because it’s April Fools’ Day!
Since last year’s mischief was definitely tame because of the pandemic, do people have prank energy built up that they’re ready to release today?
A new survey asked people if they think April Fools pranks are funny or annoying.
Well, people are actually pretty split.
Overall, 45% of people say they’re “more amusing” and 47% say they’re “more annoying.”
The only age group where more people say they’re funny than annoying is people under 30.
The survey also found 59% of people say they don’t like when someone pulls pranks on them, but 46% of people like playing pranks on other people.
Yep – we like to dish it out, but don’t like to take it.
43% of people say they usually don’t like it when companies pull their corporate-approved April Fools’ pranks. Only 35% of people say they usually like those.
Another survey asked people how they react when someone pulls a prank on them.
Here are the six typical reactions:
That survey also found the five people we’re most likely to pull a prank on for April Fools’ Day are:
(YouGov / YouGov / National Today)