September 7, 2018
While residents are supportive of the tax revenues, decriminalization, new jobs and safety controls that marijuana legalization will bring, they are very concerned about addiction, impaired driving and unwanted second-hand smoke.
Vancouver, BC – According to the latest Insights West... Read more
August 17, 2018
21% admit to being addicted to their Smartphone, and overall weekly usage has increased 20% since 2014.
Vancouver, BC – Two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) say their smartphone plays a very important part in their lives, a significantly higher majority... Read more
August 2, 2018
Foreign home buyers, population growth, shadow flipping and money laundering are seen as the primary causes.
Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver residents overwhelmingly agree that the region is facing a housing crisis and largely blame foreign home buyers, local population... Read more
June 7, 2018
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
May 30, 2018
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
May 2, 2018
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
April 9, 2018
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
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