Category: Alberta

Canadians Employed Full-Time Struggling with Work-Life Balance

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... Read more

Canadian Economy Viewed Favourably, But Regional Disparities Persist

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

Almost Half of Canadians Are Likely to Boycott Trump Products

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

Most Canadians Still Happy After Four Years Without the Penny

Getting rid of the nickel is not a popular idea among Baby Boomers and Generation X, but Millennials are divided. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are happy with the disappearance of the one-cent coin from their currency, a new nationwide... Read more

Four-in-Five Canadians Support Legislation to Ban Trophy Hunting

The level of rejection to hunting animals for sport is higher among Aboriginal Canadians. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians believe it is time to end the practice of hunting animals for sport, a new nationwide Insights West poll conducted on... Read more

Albertans Support Banning Door-to-Door Sales of Home Energy Products

Only a third of residents have not dealt with salespeople at their doorstep in the past four years. Calgary, AB – Residents of Alberta are decidedly on side with the provincial government’s decision to ban door-to-door sales of home energy... Read more

Only Four Conservative Leadership Candidates are Familiar to Canadians

Settling First Nations claims, lawmaker independence and screening of immigrants are the most popular policy proposals. Vancouver, BC – With four months to go before the Conservative Party chooses its new leader, only four of the 14 contenders for the... Read more

Canadian Retirees Ill-Prepared for Retirement According to New Nation-Wide Survey

65% Say Working with a Financial Advisor Helped Them Achieve Their Retirement Goals VANCOUVER, BC – Insights West, a leading Canadian market research firm, and Credential Financial, a national wealth management firm for credit unions and independent financial institutions, today... Read more

Alberta Government Improves on Energy and Pipeline Management

Still, the New Democrats are now tied for second place with the Progressive Conservatives, as Wildrose Party leads. Calgary, AB – The Alberta government is connecting with the public on energy and pipelines, but continues to lag on other issues,... Read more

Calgary Residents Eager for the Return of Uber

Overall, Calgary residents have a positive overall opinion of Uber. Calgary, AB – The majority of Calgarians would like to see Uber returning to the city’s streets, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative... Read more

Four-in-Five Canadians Fearful of a Trump Presidency

One third of Canadians want the federal government to seriously consider severing diplomatic ties with the United States if Trump wins the election. Vancouver, BC – As the United States presidential campaign reaches its final week, the proportion of Canadians... Read more

Two Thirds of Canadians Support Distracted Walking Legislation

While nine-in-ten Canadians agree with distracted driving laws, only 51% say they have been effective. Vancouver, BC – Canadians are decidedly supportive of the legislation that bans drivers from using hand-held devices in every province, and a majority believe the... Read more

Canadians Want Legal Marijuana, But Unsure of Where to Buy It

Only 9% of Canadians who have never used marijuana are “likely” to try it for the first time if it becomes legal. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are in favour of marijuana becoming legal, but there is no consensus on... Read more

Three-in-Ten Canadians Personally Impacted by Addiction

Poverty and affordable housing are also seen among the three most pressing social issues facing the country. This research is dedicated to the memory of Port Moody teenager Gwynevere Staddon. Our goal is to raise the bar on awareness and... Read more

Trump Continues to Worry Canadians As U.S. Election Nears

Half of Canadians appear satisfied with the amount of coverage of the American election in domestic media outlets. Vancouver, BC – The selection of real estate developer Donald Trump as the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in the United... Read more

Albertans Remain Proud, But Few Would Embrace Independence

Ralph Klein regarded once again as the best premier of the past three decades. Calgary, AB – As Albertans prepare to observe “Heritage Day”, nine-in-ten residents claim to be very proud of the province they live in, and only a... Read more

Canadian Concertgoers Frustrated With Ticket Scalping Bots

Almost nine-in-ten would welcome fines or jail time for scalpers who are caught using computer programs to purchase tickets. Vancouver, BC – Three-in-ten Canadians who attend concerts have been unable to buy tickets to the performance of their choice, and... Read more

Kenney Leadership Bid Splits Views in Alberta

With former federal minister as leader, the Progressive Conservatives would move to first place in voting intention. Calgary, AB – Albertans are divided on the prospect of Jason Kenney becoming the next head of government, but his entry into the... Read more

Weak Loonie, Economy Are Affecting Travel Plans Among Canadian Travellers

Only 18% of Canadian leisure travellers say their trips will not be impacted at all by the state of the national currency. Calgary, AB – Four-in-five Canadian travellers feel the weakness of the national currency is a reason to rethink... Read more

Half of Canadians Want Proportional Representation in Federal Elections

Appetite to hold a referendum to settle the issue of electoral reform remains high. Vancouver, BC – Public backing for a new federal electoral system has increased over the past five months, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In... Read more