• Personal Connection Defines Charitable Giving in British Columbia September 21, 2017 Three-in-ten residents have recently donated to health and health care-related organizations. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are more likely to make a financial donation to charities that they have established a personal connection with, according to the 2017 Charitable Giving Report, released by Insights West. In the online survey of a representative ...
  • British Columbians Still Divided Over Pipeline Expansion September 14, 2017 Roughly the same proportion of residents support and oppose the proposed Kinder Morgan project. Vancouver, BC – The recent provincial election and the swearing-in of a new government in British Columbia have not moved the needle on the issue of pipeline expansion, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online ...
  • Canadians Give Mixed Reviews to Proposed Federal Tax Changes September 12, 2017 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 by the federal government to change the way private corporations pay ...
  • More Parents in British Columbia Are Driving Aggressively in School Zones September 5, 2017 BCAA asks parents to make a “new school year” resolution to improve driving habits Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey, conducted by Insights West, shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse in British Columbia. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked ...
  • Jean Seen as Better Option for United Conservative Party in Alberta August 30, 2017 The former Wildrose Party leader outperforms Jason Kenney on favourability and in head-to-head electoral matchups against the governing New Democrats. Calgary, AB – Albertans seem happy with the prospect of Brian Jean becoming leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of ...
  • Watts Would Give Liberal Voters Hope in British Columbia August 22, 2017 More than half of residents approve of the performance of Premier John Horgan. Vancouver, BC – As the BC Liberals prepare to set the guidelines for the election of a new leader, former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has emerged as the only candidate that would place the opposition party in a ...
  • Metro Vancouverites Support Deposit-Refund Program for Coffee Cups 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 or tea, but they would support treating disposable paper and plastic ...
  • Drivers Putting Roadside Workers’ Lives at Risk in British Columbia August 2, 2017 Law breaking, rubbernecking and speeding are some of the unsafe behaviours reported. Burnaby, BC – Summer is high season for vehicle breakdowns and a new survey— commissioned by BCAA and conducted by Insights West—shows that unsafe driver behaviours and ambivalence are putting roadside workers’ lives at risk. “I have at least one ...
  • Most Metro Vancouverites Welcome Pet Sale Prohibition July 20, 2017 The by-law amendments proposed by Vancouver City Council are regarded as a “good idea” by three-in-four Metro Vancouver residents. Vancouver, BC – Most residents of Metro Vancouver think Vancouver City Council was right to put forward bylaw amendments to prohibit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in city pet stores, ...
  • Two-in-Five Canadians Tried to Lose Weight Over the Past Year 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 losing weight, as well as different perspectives across the country on ...
  • Throne Speech Does Little to Sway British Columbians June 29, 2017 Several of the proposals included in the document are popular, but many residents doubt the BC Liberal government will implement them. Vancouver, BC – As the Legislative Assembly prepares for a vote that may bring down the current provincial government in British Columbia, more than half of residents believe it is ...
  • Banff, Vancouver and Victoria Are “Most Appealing” for Canadian Travellers 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 to visit, but three cities in the East and one in ...
  • Nurses, Doctors and Scientists Are Canada’s Most Respected Professionals June 15, 2017 Only one-in-four Canadians have a positive opinion of politicians. Vancouver, BC – For the second year in a row, nurses are the most respected professionals in the country, 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 ...
  • Half of Albertans Do Not Tip At All After Bad Restaurant Service 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 found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 49% of ...
  • Most British Columbians Want Greens to Support NDP in Legislature May 26, 2017 Three-in-five residents think a referendum is needed before changing the province’s electoral system. Vancouver, BC – A majority of British Columbians would like to see the BC Green Party supporting the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) in the Legislative Assembly following the outcome of this year’s provincial election, a new Insights ...
  • Divisive Election Leaves British Columbians Pondering Options May 10, 2017 Balanced budgets, a ministry for mental health and addictions and a ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting are the most popular campaign promises. Vancouver, BC – The extremely close provincial election in British Columbia has left a large proportion of the electorate unhappy, a new Insights West “exit poll” conducted for ...
  • Outcome Uncertain as a Divided British Columbia Prepares to Vote May 8, 2017 Weaver is the best rated leader, Clark preferred on finances and Horgan still ahead on health care, education and housing. Vancouver, BC – Age, gender and regional differences have pushed the two main contending parties in the British Columbia provincial election into a tie, as the BC Green Party is poised ...
  • British Columbians Split on Government’s Economic Record May 4, 2017 More than a third think the BC NDP would do worse than the BC Liberals on job creation. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on issues related to finances. Economic Management Most British Columbians believe that the record of the BC Liberal ...
  • Horgan Connecting With British Columbians, But Clark Ahead on Economy May 2, 2017 Most residents support banning political donations from corporations and unions, and just one-in-five think the LNG industry will benefit the entire province. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on the three main party leaders, as well as accountability, energy and ...
  • Northwest BC Residents Want a Revenue Sharing Agreement April 28, 2017 Three-in-four residents believe provincial government financial support for their communities is worse than in the Lower Mainland. Terrace, BC – Eighty-five per cent of Northern B.C. residents believe it is important to have a revenue sharing agreement under which a portion of provincial government revenue from Northwest B.C. resource projects would ...
  • Long Waiting Times is Biggest Health Care Concern for British Columbians April 27, 2017 Metro Vancouverites support ride-hailing services, and few parents of K-12 children have confidence in the provincial government to handle education. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver analyzed the views of British Columbians on the health care system, the opinions of Metro Vancouver residents on issues related ...
  • Canadians Employed Full-Time Struggling with Work-Life Balance April 20, 2017 France’s proposal to allow employees to “disconnect” on evenings and weekends is supported by four-in-five Canadians who are working full-time. Vancouver, BC – A majority of Canadians who are working full time say they had to stay late at work over the past six months, and more than a third report ...
  • Clark Drops, Horgan Stable, Weaver Surges in British Columbia April 10, 2017 Green Party leader gains points on approval and momentum, but the BC Liberals and BC NDP dominate on issues. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are satisfied with the performance of the incumbent head of government as the provincial electoral campaign is set to begin, a new Insights West poll has ...
  • Canadian Economy Viewed Favourably, But Regional Disparities Persist 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 their personal finances than their counterparts in other provinces, a new ...
  • Rural British Columbians Oppose Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears March 30, 2017 Practically three-in-four voters in five rural British Columbia constituencies are opposed to the practice. Vancouver, BC – The majority of British Columbians living in rural ridings oppose trophy hunting of grizzly bears, a poll conducted by Insights West on behalf of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. The results, based on ...