• Vast Majority of Metro Vancouver Residents Undecided on Candidates but Most Agree it is Time for Change in Upcoming Municipal Elections October 15, 2018 Two thirds of Metro Vancouverites are overwhelmed by the number of candidates and are having a difficult time finding meaningful information about them. Vancouver, BC – With less than a week remaining until British Columbia’s civic elections take place, the latest Insights West poll finds that most Metro Vancouver residents are ...
  • British Columbians Throw Their Support Behind The New LNG Canada Project October 12, 2018 This project receives stronger public support relative to other large-scale provincial energy projects. Vancouver, BC – A week after the Government of British Columbia announced final approval has been given for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline project in Northern BC, a new poll by Insights West shows ...
  • New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week September 18, 2018 BCAA and Preventable install “Pavement Patty” in busy Burnaby school zone to push for safer driving Burnaby, BC – A new survey that shows unsafe driving by parents in school zones across BC during back-to-school has BCAA and Preventable taking action. To drive home the message to stop rushing in school ...
  • British Columbians are Split on Whether Canada and BC are Ready for Recreational Marijuana Legalization 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 Poll, although British Columbians continue to be supportive of marijuana legalization ...
  • Smartphones Overtake Television in Weekly Hours Viewed and Play an Increasingly Important (and Addictive) Part in the Lives of British Columbians 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 than what was revealed in our 2014 Smartphone Insights Report (57%). ...
  • Metro Vancouver Residents Believe Region is in the Midst of a Major Housing Crisis 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 growth, shadow flipping and money laundering for the current situation, a ...
  • Premier Horgan’s Approval Rating Dips While Housing Affordability Continues to Weigh on British Columbians July 25, 2018 BC government gets the best marks on environment, education and healthcare, but failing grades on poverty, housing affordability and homelessness. Vancouver, BC – Six months after our last “BC Government Report Card” and just over a year after the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) was officially sworn into office, the latest ...
  • Young British Columbians Face Onslaught of Financial Burdens in Light of Unaffordable Housing Market 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 feel somewhat challenged by their current financial situation, and struggle to ...
  • 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 June 1, 2018 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 the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion—the federal government announced Tuesday that it ...
  • Majority of British Columbians Say Rising Gas Prices are Affecting Them Negatively, Many are Making Changes in Their Daily Lives as a Result 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 the hit to their pocket books, a new Insights West poll ...
  • Angus Reid Forum Acquires Insights West’s Research Panel May 7, 2018 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 the assets of Insights West’s panel of 30,000 Canadians previously known ...
  • Parents think more expensive, products and accessories make car travel with their children safer 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 Passenger Safety Survey, conducted by Insights West asks parents for their ...
  • Young British Columbians Committed to Giving Back to Their Community April 27, 2018 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 Councils, Coast Capital Savings partnered with Insights West to undertake a ...
  • 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% ...