By the Numbers: Easter


Percentage of population that plans to go to a restaurant for Easter dinner.



Percentage of Americans who plan to do their Easter shopping at a local business.



The percentage of Americans who will attend a church service on Easter Sunday.



Percentage of chocolate bunny eaters who eat the ears first.



The average amount online shoppers expect to spend on Easter shopping.


165 pounds

The weight of the cross Jesus carried and was crucified on, as determined by French architect Charles Rohault de Fleury in 1870 when he examined the fragments of the “true” cross.


$2.2 billion

The amount spent annually on jellybeans, chocolate bunnies and other Easter-themed candy.


$16.4 billion

Total spent on Easter items in 2015, which includes apparel, decorations, gifts, candy, food, flowers and more.


180 million

Number of eggs Americans are expected to purchase for dyeing and decorating.


Source: National Retail Federation, National Confectioners Association

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