Category: Lifestyle Research

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

Four-in-five “Visible Minority” British Columbians Have Experienced Discrimination or Racism

A majority of residents think immigration levels should either increase or stay at the current levels. Vancouver, B.C. – Despite support for multiculturalism by the vast majority of British Columbians, a new report by Vancity credit union indicates 82 per... Read more

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

For B.C. Millennials, It’s Vancouver or Nowhere

The province’s youngest owners and renters want to live in the Lower Mainland more than anywhere else. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Future of B.C. Housing study, just as British Columbians have... Read more

Majority of BC’s “Sandwich Generation” Indicate Challenges Juggling Care for Kids & Parents

Burnaby, BC – A new province-wide poll conducted by Insights West reveals 9 in 10 British Columbians who form part of the “sandwich generation” report they are experiencing a range of challenges in providing care. The “sandwich generation” is... Read more

Metro Vancouver’s management class could be leaving in droves

A large percentage of Metro Vancouver homeowners are considering cashing out their real estate gains and moving to more affordable markets—both in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new 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

Metro Vancouverites Pick Their Favourite Christmas Light Display, Movie and Holiday Drink

VanDusen Botanical Garden, Home Alone/It's a Wonderful Life/Elf and Rum and Eggnog top the lists. Vancouver, BC – Public Christmas light displays are the preferred holiday activity for Metro Vancouverites, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey... Read more

More than Half of British Columbians Likely to Move in the Next 5 Years

B.C. is going to be a province on the move in the next five years. More than four in 10 B.C. homeowners and seven in 10 renters are planning to buy or rent a different home in the next... 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

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

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

BC motorists admit to being Canada’s worst winter drivers but many doing little to prepare – new BCAA survey

Drivers overplay their skills, underestimate weather conditions and downplay risks Burnaby, B.C. – B.C. motorists feel pretty good about their winter driving skills heading into what the World Meteorological Organization predicts will be a colder and stormier season across the... 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

Most Washingtonians Satisfied with State’s Marijuana Regulations

Two thirds are glad that taxing and regulating marijuana has provided another source of revenue for the government. Vancouver, BC – After more than two years with legal marijuana in their state, most Washingtonians are content with the situation, a... 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

BC’s Millennials Home Longer and More Frugal Than Gen X

Many living with parents longer because they are hoping to buy a home of their own. Vancouver, BC – The majority of B.C. Millennials living with their parents are saving to buy their own home (60 per cent), says a... Read more

British Columbians Skeptical of Real Estate Foreign Buyer Tax

Two thirds of residents think the new tax will not make it easier for British Columbians to own a home. Vancouver, BC – While most British Columbians support the recently implemented 15-per-cent foreign buyer tax, its actual effect in leading... Read more