Category: Consumer Research

B.C. Kids at Risk from Second-Hand Child Car Seats and Installation Mistakes

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

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

British Columbians Have Higher Economic Confidence in 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

New survey shows British Columbians back travelling after weak dollar and high living costs kept them grounded for a few years

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

Holiday Season Parking Causes the Most Stress for Metro Vancouverites

More than a third of residents say they would be more likely to try a carsharing service if it guaranteed access to parking spots. Vancouver, BC – Many Metro Vancouverites say parking is the most stressful part of transportation during... 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

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

Economic Concerns and Frugality Hit British Columbia

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

Gifts and Decorations Are Top Holiday Activities in Western Canada

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

Black Friday Evokes Mixed Feelings in British Columbia and Alberta

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

Most Metro Vancouverites Think Car Sharing Options Will Reduce Traffic Congestion

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

Western Canadians Are Heavily Involved in Helping Charities

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

Chinese in Metro Vancouver Heavier Digital Media Users

Most Chinese residents in Metro Vancouver heavily use digital media; both English and Chinese-language media are often used by this growing target market. Vancouver, BC – A brief look at media habits reveals that Metro Vancouverites who either speak or... Read more

Canada Is Top Destination for U.S. International Travellers in 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

Two-Thirds of Payday Loan Users Trapped in Cycle of Debt

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

BC and Alberta Have Little Appetite for Genetically Modified Foods

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

A Large Majority of Metro Vancouver residents (61%) continue to Cross-border Shop, but Declining Loonie Having an Impact

One third of residents say the drop in the Canadian dollar will make them less likely travel to the U.S. by car. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents are less keen on taking a trip to the... Read more

Celebrity Power Can Move Weight Loss Products, Sporting Goods in BC

Young British Columbians are more likely to try beauty products advertised by a celebrity they know and trust. Vancouver, BC – Celebrity endorsements are influential to a minority of British Columbians, with the province’s residents appearing more susceptible to trying... Read more

Eagle Ridge Hospital Scores Highly Among Tri-Cities Residents

Large majorities of residents consider Eagle Ridge their “community hospital” and support plans for expansion. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia’s Tri-Cities show a high level of identification with their community hospital, and large support for its expansion plans... Read more

Just Half of B.C. Drivers Plan to Use Winter Tires This Season

BCAA Annual Winter Driving Survey reveals one-in-three B.C. drivers admit to "freaking out" when they have to drive in snow Burnaby, B.C. – A new survey for the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) reveals that British Columbians... Read more