• Support for Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Increases Dramatically in British Columbia April 20, 2018 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 recent federal government actions to mediate competing positions in BC and ...
  • Variety, Time and Money Are Crucial for Canadian E-commerce Enthusiasts 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 to have access to better variety and selection than what they ...
  • Firefighters and Nurses Top List of Canada’s Respected Professionals March 15, 2018 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 representative national sample, 92% of Canadians say they have a positive ...
  • British Columbians Welcome Budget Proposals on Real Estate March 1, 2018 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 the provincial budget, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership ...
  • English-Speaking Canadians Divided Over New O Canada Lyrics February 21, 2018 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, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of ...
  • Canadians May Dismiss Valentine’s Day, But Many Will Still Observe It 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 poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of ...
  • Working Canadians Want New Legislation to End the Gender Pay Gap February 8, 2018 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 federal guidelines to end the gender pay gap, a new Insights ...
  • Hawaiians Dangerously Unprepared for a Catastrophic Event February 6, 2018 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, a large proportion of residents are ill-equipped to deal with an ...
  • Prospect of CFL Team in Atlantic Canada Excites Residents of Halifax February 1, 2018 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 in the city, a new Insights West poll has found. In the ...
  • Most Canadians Ready to Enjoy Olympic Hockey and Figure Skating January 24, 2018 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 Olympics, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey ...
  • Anxiety Over Housing, Homelessness and Poverty Rises in British Columbia January 19, 2018 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 level, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” has found. In the ...
  • Alberta’s Marijuana Framework Gets Positive Reviews from Residents December 18, 2017 Support for legalizing cannabis increased in the province, but there is little appetite to make other drugs available. Calgary, AB – Many Albertans are satisfied with the marijuana-related policies recently introduced by the provincial government, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 88% ...
  • More Wine Drinkers in British Columbia Enjoying Local Varietals 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 drinking more local varietals than they were five years ago, according ...
  • Few British Columbians know what their financial institution does with their money 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 survey conducted by Insights West. The survey of more than 800 British ...
  • Half of Working Women in Canada Have Endured Sexual Harassment December 6, 2017 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 say they have faced sexual harassment during their careers, a new ...
  • British Columbia Motorists Set to Repeat Last Year’s Winter Driving Mistakes November 29, 2017 More than three-in-five drivers don’t feel they have to do anything different for winter driving this year. Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s latest annual Winter Driving Survey—conducted by Insights West—shows that, despite many motorists experiencing a winter driving incident last year, the majority (63%) have no plans to do more to prepare ...
  • United Conservative Party Ahead of Rivals in Alberta’s Political Scene November 27, 2017 Over the past year, the provincial government has improved its standing on issues, particularly crime and public safety. Calgary, AB – The United Conservative Party (UCP) is currently the most popular option for voters in Alberta, the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” has found. The online survey of a representative sample ...
  • One-in-Five Canadians Find Fault with Name and Logo of Edmonton Eskimos 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 three-in-ten Canadians believe this practice is unacceptable for five current teams, ...
  • British Columbians Would Move Family Day to Third Monday in February November 8, 2017 Seven-in-ten residents support the change, which would see BC observe the holiday on the same day as seven other Canadian provinces. Vancouver, BC – Most British Columbians are in favour of changing the date of the February statutory holiday, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online survey of ...
  • Community-Based Programs Enhance Seniors’ Lives in the Lower Mainland November 1, 2017 Seniors aged 65 to 74 are more likely to be spending time on structured and informal activities than their younger and older counterparts. Vancouver, BC – Seniors who reside in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and participate in or attend any community-based programs show a higher level of satisfaction with ...
  • Canadians Give Trudeau High Marks for Foreign Affairs and Environment October 30, 2017 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 current government is handling properly, a new Insights West poll conducted ...
  • British Columbians Demand Urgent Action to Clean Up Local Politics October 26, 2017 Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms. Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has found. “The appetite to eliminate the influence of big money in politics is not exclusive ...
  • Across Canada, Alberta is “Dream Province” for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters October 24, 2017 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 top provider of candy for “trick-or-treating” kids, a new Canada-wide Insights ...
  • British Columbians Would Legalize Marijuana, But Not Other Drugs October 19, 2017 Two-in-five residents believe marijuana should be sold in stand-alone facilities, and not drugstores or liquor stores. Vancouver, BC – While a large proportion of British Columbians continues to voice support for the legalization of marijuana, very few are in favour of making other drugs readily available to the public, a new ...
  • A Third of Canadian Social Media Users Have Encountered “Fake News” October 12, 2017 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 support for banning anonymous accounts are some of the highlights of ...