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... Read more
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... Read more
March 16, 2017
Good service at a sit-down restaurant bumps most tips in the province to the 15% to 19% threshold.
Vancouver, BC – A third of British Columbians refuse to tip at restaurants where they perceive to have received bad service, but... Read more
February 28, 2017
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
February 23, 2017
Only one-in-four drivers have had their child car seat checked by a certified expert.
Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey reveals many parents in British Columbia take risks when transporting their kids, such as using a second-hand child car... Read more
February 3, 2017
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
February 1, 2017
The proportion of British Columbians who expect higher gasoline prices has doubled (from 39% to 81%) since January 2016.
Vancouver, BC – Three-in-five British Columbians believe the provincial economy is doing well, but four-in-five are expecting higher costs for groceries... Read more
January 6, 2017
Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey shows that, after staying home for a few years, British Columbians are venturing outside of the province and travelling again with longer trips being the trend for the year.
According to the BCAA... Read more
July 19, 2016
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
July 7, 2016
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
January 21, 2016
The perception of the state of the provincial economy has fallen by 21 points since November 2014.
Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are not as buoyant about the state of the provincial economy as they were 13 months ago, and... Read more
December 22, 2015
A majority of British Columbians and Albertans will send cards, but fewer plan to attend a religious service.
Vancouver, BC – Most residents of British Columbia and Alberta have been busy buying gifts and putting up decorations, but fewer are... Read more
November 25, 2015
More than two-thirds of residents say the deals are “not that great”, but those aged 18-to-34 are more likely to make purchases this Friday.
Vancouver, BC – While most residents of British Columbia and Alberta are not planning to take... Read more
March 24, 2015
BCAA launches Evo: a new one-way car sharing service and Vancouver’s first all hybrid, five-passenger fleet to suit B.C. lifestyle.
Burnaby, B.C. – Today, BCAA launches Evo Car Share, Vancouver’s only pick-up and drop-off anywhere car sharing service to offer... Read more
February 17, 2015
Three-in-ten donors in British Columbia and Alberta will be unable to claim any of their donations in a tax return.
Vancouver, BC – A new Insights West syndicated study—Charitable Giving Insights—shows that residents of Alberta and British Columbia... Read more
February 6, 2015
Close to three-in-ten American international travellers plan to visit Canada in the next 12-24 months.
Vancouver, BC – A new online survey conducted by Insights West and Resonance Consultancy found that more U.S. international travellers are planning to travel to... Read more
June 24, 2014
Vancity one of the first to offer payday loan alternative
Vancouver, BC – A poll released today by Vancity indicates 67 per cent of payday loan users in the Lower Mainland and... Read more
March 3, 2014
Most residents in the two provinces hold negative views on GMO, and would support a Canada-wide ban.
Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans hold genetically modified food in low regard, and a sizeable proportion of residents in the two... Read more