February 13, 2018
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
December 13, 2017
Generation X leads the way in current consumption of BC wine, but Millennials are closing in.
Vancouver, BC – Half of wine drinkers in British Columbia say their preferred wine is produced in the province, and two-in-five say they are... Read more
December 8, 2017
Vancouver, BC – The majority of British Columbians make socially conscious choices in their lives, but when it comes to their financial institution, most never research the type of businesses or organizations it funds, according to a new Vancity... Read more
November 16, 2017
In Alberta, only 12% of residents believe the name and logo of the CFL franchise is unacceptable.
Vancouver, BC – In light of several discussions about the use of indigenous names and imagery in North American sport franchises, fewer than... Read more
August 10, 2017
Only one in every four cups of coffee or tea poured in Metro Vancouver stores goes into a personal reusable container.
Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver have not fully embraced the concept of personal reusable containers for coffee... Read more
July 13, 2017
Organic food consumption is more prevalent in British Columbia, while Albertans are more likely to consume a product past its expiry or “Best Before” date.
Vancouver, BC – There is a sizeable gender gap in Canada when it comes to... Read more
June 27, 2017
Calgary joins Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal as places Canadians will actually visit in the next six months.
Vancouver, BC – As the country marks its 150th birthday, Canadians look at three destinations in the West as the most attractive places... Read more
June 6, 2017
For “average” service at a sit-down establishment, most residents would tip 10% to 14%.
Calgary, AB – Half of Albertans say there are circumstances in which food servers should not be tipped at all, a new Insights West poll has... Read more
April 7, 2017
Seven-in-ten Canadians expect to pay more for groceries and gasoline in the next six months.
Vancouver, BC – While most Canadians believe the national economy is currently in good shape, residents of Ontario and Alberta are unmistakably more fretful about... Read more
March 16, 2017
Good service at a sit-down restaurant bumps most tips in the province to the 15% to 19% threshold.
Vancouver, BC – A third of British Columbians refuse to tip at restaurants where they perceive to have received bad service, but... Read more
February 28, 2017
Canadians are spending more time discussing American politics with their family, friends and co-workers than domestic issues.
Vancouver, BC – As the sons of the President of the United States arrive in Vancouver for the opening of a new hotel... Read more
February 23, 2017
Only one-in-four drivers have had their child car seat checked by a certified expert.
Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey reveals many parents in British Columbia take risks when transporting their kids, such as using a second-hand child car... Read more
February 3, 2017
Only a third of residents have not dealt with salespeople at their doorstep in the past four years.
Calgary, AB – Residents of Alberta are decidedly on side with the provincial government’s decision to ban door-to-door sales of home energy... Read more
February 1, 2017
The proportion of British Columbians who expect higher gasoline prices has doubled (from 39% to 81%) since January 2016.
Vancouver, BC – Three-in-five British Columbians believe the provincial economy is doing well, but four-in-five are expecting higher costs for groceries... Read more
January 6, 2017
Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey shows that, after staying home for a few years, British Columbians are venturing outside of the province and travelling again with longer trips being the trend for the year.
According to the BCAA... Read more
July 19, 2016
Almost nine-in-ten would welcome fines or jail time for scalpers who are caught using computer programs to purchase tickets.
Vancouver, BC – Three-in-ten Canadians who attend concerts have been unable to buy tickets to the performance of their choice, and... Read more
July 7, 2016
Only 18% of Canadian leisure travellers say their trips will not be impacted at all by the state of the national currency.
Calgary, AB – Four-in-five Canadian travellers feel the weakness of the national currency is a reason to rethink... Read more
January 21, 2016
The perception of the state of the provincial economy has fallen by 21 points since November 2014.
Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are not as buoyant about the state of the provincial economy as they were 13 months ago, and... Read more