Category: National

Conservatives hold the lead in BC as the NDP pushes ahead of Liberals in the final days of 2019 Federal election campaign

Strategic voting firmly in play: Most voters are not voting on a love or loyalty toward a particular party or leader as 26% say it’s a “best of the worst” scenario, 22% to keep another party from winning. Vancouver, BC... Read more

Just over half (52%) of BC voters view Justin Trudeau’s face painting past as a “serious” issue ahead of 2019 Federal vote 

Federal Liberal support is holding, but Trudeau’s face painting issue appears to be having a minimal impact on voter intentions. Vancouver, BC – Canadians are going to the polls on Monday, October 21, 2019 for the 43rd federal election and... Read more

Canadians Alarmed Over the Influence of Social Media in Upcoming Elections

Seven-in-10 worried about social’s influence in voting decisions, with eight-in-10 saying it will directly impact who gets elected in this country. Vancouver, BC – With a federal election just five months away, Canadians are expressing concerns about the influence of... Read more

Cannabis Consumption on the Rise With Canadians Since Legalization

Vancouver, BC – According to a new study called “The Future of Cannabis in Canada” conducted by Insights West for Resonance Consultancy in partnership with Valens GroWorks, there has been a Canadian-wide increase in Cannabis consumption since legalization and... Read more

Climate Change Tops Priority List, But Most Canadians Feel It’s Equally Human-Caused and Natural Cycles

53% of Canadians feel that climate change cannot simply be blamed on human activity alone, and there are still 10% of Canadians who believe that climate change is not happening at all. Vancouver, BC – Highlights from our latest comprehensive... Read more

Economic Confidence is High, but Dark Clouds are on the Horizon Despite Confidence in Personal Finances Being Higher Than Ever

Only 8% of British Columbians think the Canadian economy will improve next year. Vancouver, BC – In our latest economic confidence poll looking at the consumer’s outlook on the Canadian economy for 2019, 64% of BC residents describe the economic... 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

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

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

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

Half of Working Women in Canada Have Endured Sexual Harassment

But fewer than three-in-ten chose to report these incidents to a superior or human resources department. Vancouver, BC – At a time of enhanced discussions about workplace etiquette and the #MeToo phenomenon, a sizeable proportion of working women in Canada... Read more

Canadians Give Trudeau High Marks for Foreign Affairs and Environment

Dissatisfaction with the federal government is highest on electoral reform, dealing with drug abuse and pending pipeline projects. Vancouver, BC – Two years after the Liberal Party’s victory in the 2015 federal election, Canadians are divided on which issues the... Read more

Across Canada, Alberta is “Dream Province” for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

A majority of Canadians believe specific types of costumes are “inappropriate” for both kids and adults. Vancouver, BC – More than three-in-four Canadians will take part in activities to celebrate Halloween this year, with Albertans leading the country as the... Read more

A Third of Canadian Social Media Users Have Encountered “Fake News”

Most time is spent on Facebook, but YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are growing—particularly with young adults. Vancouver, BC – A surge in usage of Instagram and Snapchat across Canada, a worrying incidence of “fake news” and a high level of... Read more

Canadians Give Mixed Reviews to Proposed Federal Tax Changes

Most Canadians have not followed the issue closely, and are more likely to believe that politicians and lawyers pay fewer taxes than doctors and surgeons. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians have paid little or no attention to the recent proposal... Read more