News & Press: 2018

Young British Columbians Face Onslaught of Financial Burdens in Light of Unaffordable Housing Market

Coast Capital Savings and Insights West partner to understand impact of current housing market on province’s youth Surrey, BC – In the online survey of a representative sample of 820 British Columbians, it is clear young people in the province... Read more

A Majority of British Columbians Oppose the Federal Government’s Decision to Buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, But Now Believe it is More Likely to Get Built

Support for the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is holding steady (51%) relative to our last wave in April. Vancouver, BC – Days before Kinder Morgan’s May 31st deadline—intended to create certainty for the company’s investment in... Read more

Majority of British Columbians Say Rising Gas Prices are Affecting Them Negatively, Many are Making Changes in Their Daily Lives as a Result

With the average price of gas in BC reaching record levels, a majority of British Columbians say rising prices are having a negative impact on them personally, and many have adjusted their driving and spending habits to compensate for... Read more

Angus Reid Forum Acquires Insights West’s Research Panel

Insights West is pleased to announce that Dr. Angus Reid and Steve Mossop have jointly formed a strategic venture and have created a new company called the Angus Reid Forum. As part of this partnership, Angus Reid Forum has acquired... Read more

Parents think more expensive, products and accessories make car travel with their children safer

  Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey shows that parents think they need to spend big dollars to keep their children safer in the car, concerned BCAA wants to see more learning and less spending from parents. The BCAA Child... Read more

Young British Columbians Committed to Giving Back to Their Community

A solid majority of young British Columbians (18-29 years old) place considerable importance on giving back to their community through volunteering and making charitable donations. Vancouver, BC – In celebration of the 5th anniversary of their Youth Get It™ Community... Read more

Support for Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Increases Dramatically in British Columbia

The majority of residents are convinced the pipeline will eventually get built. Vancouver, BC – With Kinder Morgan’s decision to set May 31st as a deadline to create certainty for the company’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and... Read more

Variety, Time and Money Are Crucial for Canadian E-commerce Enthusiasts

Most Canadians who shun e-commerce say they can’t tell the quality of a product during an online purchase. Vancouver, BC – Almost half of Canadians are purchasing products or services online on a monthly basis at the very least, claiming... Read more

Firefighters and Nurses Top List of Canada’s Respected Professionals

Poor opinion of politicians and car salespeople continues across the country. Vancouver, BC – Firefighters and nurses are the only professionals respected by more than nine-in-ten Canadians, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a... Read more

British Columbians Welcome Budget Proposals on Real Estate

More than four-in-five residents think the new “speculation tax” and the expansion and increase of the foreign buyers tax are good ideas. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians reacted positively to the inclusion of specific policies to deal with housing in... Read more

English-Speaking Canadians Divided Over New O Canada Lyrics

Strong disagreement with the new second line of the national anthem outranks strong agreement by a 2-to-1 margin. Vancouver, BC – The federal government’s decision to introduce gender-neutral English lyrics to the national anthem has divided Canadians who speak English,... Read more

Canadians May Dismiss Valentine’s Day, But Many Will Still Observe It

Politics and intimacy are among the most contentious issues for Canadian couples. Vancouver, BC – While four-in-five Canadians currently in a relationship dismiss Valentine’s Day as a “commercial enterprise”, three-in-four plan to celebrate the occasion tomorrow, a new Insights West... Read more

Working Canadians Want New Legislation to End the Gender Pay Gap

Three-in-four employed women think men and women who do the same job and have the same skill levels are not paid equally. Vancouver, BC – A significant majority of Canadians who currently work believe it is time to establish new... Read more

Hawaiians Dangerously Unprepared for a Catastrophic Event

Almost two thirds of residents lack a written plan, a meeting place and a designated shelter in the event of an actual emergency. Honolulu, HI – Less than a month after an alert sent shockwaves through the State of Hawaii,... Read more

Prospect of CFL Team in Atlantic Canada Excites Residents of Halifax

Half of the city’s residents are in favour of using public funds to build a multi-purpose stadium for the new franchise. Halifax, NS – Many residents of Halifax are looking forward to the Canadian Football League (CFL) establishing a team... Read more

Most Canadians Ready to Enjoy Olympic Hockey and Figure Skating

One-in-four residents think Team Canada will win more medals this year than in Sochi 2014. Vancouver, BC – Ice hockey and figure skating will be the two competitions that Canadians will be watching the most during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter... Read more

Anxiety Over Housing, Homelessness and Poverty Rises in British Columbia

Banning both the grizzly bear hunt and political donations from corporations and unions are the two most popular government decisions. Vancouver, BC – The level of concern about housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia has reached an extraordinarily high... Read more