Category: National

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

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

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

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

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

Concerns Over “President Trump” Increase Markedly in Canada

But most believe Canadian politicians should stay neutral and avoid public statements during the American campaign. Vancouver, BC – The notion of real estate developer Donald Trump becoming President of the United States continues to worry Canadians from coast-to-coast, a... Read more

Canadians Support New Gender Identity and Expression Provisions

More than half also think transgender Canadians should be allowed to use the public bathroom of their choice. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are in favour of the provisions included in the proposed legislation that deals with issues related to... Read more

Nurses and Farmers Seen as Canada’s Most Respected Professions

Seven-in-ten Canadians say they have a negative opinion of politicians. Vancouver, BC – An overwhelming majority of Canadians express admiration towards two professions, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, more... Read more

Brands Find it Hard to Get in on the Social Media Conversation

Canadians spend most of their social media time (82%) being social—connecting with friends and acquaintances—and only 18% of it engaging with companies and brands. Vancouver, BC – Insights West released today its 2016 Canadian Social Media Monitor, which... Read more

Canadians Want Alternative Medicine as Part of Health Care System

Three-in-four Canadians believe the federal government should not approve homeopathic claims unless they are supported by scientific evidence. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians have tried alternative medicine, and a majority would like to see the health care system funding these... Read more

Two Thirds of Manitobans Want A Change of Government

Support for the Progressive Conservative Party surpasses the 50% mark. Vancouver, BC – Voters in Manitoba are ready for a different political party to take control of the Legislative Assembly, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey... Read more

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives Hold Sizeable Lead

Only 23% approve of the performance of Greg Selinger, who also trails Brian Pallister in the “Best Premier” question. Vancouver, BC – Voters in Manitoba are warming up to the idea of a change in government as the provincial election... Read more

Saskatchewan Party Heavily Favoured in Provincial Election

Premier Brad Wall increased his standing on the approval, issues and “best Premier” questions. Vancouver, BC – The final week of the campaign has solidified Brad Wall’s position as the best option to lead the Government of Saskatchewan, a new... Read more