• Divisive Election Leaves British Columbians Pondering Options May 10, 2017 Balanced budgets, a ministry for mental health and addictions and a ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting are the most popular campaign promises. Vancouver, BC – The extremely close provincial election in British Columbia has left a large proportion of the electorate unhappy, a new Insights West “exit poll” conducted for ...
  • Outcome Uncertain as a Divided British Columbia Prepares to Vote May 8, 2017 Weaver is the best rated leader, Clark preferred on finances and Horgan still ahead on health care, education and housing. Vancouver, BC – Age, gender and regional differences have pushed the two main contending parties in the British Columbia provincial election into a tie, as the BC Green Party is poised ...
  • British Columbians Split on Government’s Economic Record May 4, 2017 More than a third think the BC NDP would do worse than the BC Liberals on job creation. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on issues related to finances. Economic Management Most British Columbians believe that the record of the BC Liberal ...
  • Horgan Connecting With British Columbians, But Clark Ahead on Economy May 2, 2017 Most residents support banning political donations from corporations and unions, and just one-in-five think the LNG industry will benefit the entire province. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver reviewed the sentiments of British Columbians on the three main party leaders, as well as accountability, energy and ...
  • Northwest BC Residents Want a Revenue Sharing Agreement April 28, 2017 Three-in-four residents believe provincial government financial support for their communities is worse than in the Lower Mainland. Terrace, BC – Eighty-five per cent of Northern B.C. residents believe it is important to have a revenue sharing agreement under which a portion of provincial government revenue from Northwest B.C. resource projects would ...
  • Long Waiting Times is Biggest Health Care Concern for British Columbians April 27, 2017 Metro Vancouverites support ride-hailing services, and few parents of K-12 children have confidence in the provincial government to handle education. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver analyzed the views of British Columbians on the health care system, the opinions of Metro Vancouver residents on issues related ...
  • Canadians Employed Full-Time Struggling with Work-Life Balance April 20, 2017 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 over the past six months, and more than a third report ...
  • Clark Drops, Horgan Stable, Weaver Surges in British Columbia April 10, 2017 Green Party leader gains points on approval and momentum, but the BC Liberals and BC NDP dominate on issues. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are satisfied with the performance of the incumbent head of government as the provincial electoral campaign is set to begin, a new Insights West poll has ...
  • Canadian Economy Viewed Favourably, But Regional Disparities Persist 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 their personal finances than their counterparts in other provinces, a new ...
  • Rural British Columbians Oppose Trophy Hunting of Grizzly Bears March 30, 2017 Practically three-in-four voters in five rural British Columbia constituencies are opposed to the practice. Vancouver, BC – The majority of British Columbians living in rural ridings oppose trophy hunting of grizzly bears, a poll conducted by Insights West on behalf of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. The results, based on ...
  • British Columbians Still Getting to Know Political Leaders March 28, 2017 There are no clear favourites on “authenticity” and “trustworthiness”, but more than half believe the incumbent premier would “say anything to get elected”. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians prepare for the 41st provincial election, an Insights West poll conducted for Vancouver Magazine asked about specific character traits from the three ...
  • One Third of British Columbians Leave No Tip for Bad Service 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 most are happy to reward food servers with a higher gratuity ...
  • Housing and Jobs Are Key Election Issues for BC’s Post-Secondary Students March 8, 2017 No party has a decisive advantage when it comes to representing the “views and interests” of post-secondary students. Vancouver, BC – Post-secondary students in British Columbia are primarily concerned with two issues as the provincial election looms, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of the UBC Alma Mater Society ...
  • Four-in-five “Visible Minority” British Columbians Have Experienced Discrimination or Racism March 6, 2017 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 cent of visible minorities say they have experienced prejudice or some ...
  • Almost Half of Canadians Are Likely to Boycott Trump Products 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 and tower, a large proportion of Canadians say they are likely ...
  • B.C. Kids at Risk from Second-Hand Child Car Seats and Installation Mistakes 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 seat and not checking regularly for proper installation. The survey, conducted by ...
  • Most Canadians Still Happy After Four Years Without the Penny February 21, 2017 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 Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative ...
  • Four-in-Five Canadians Support Legislation to Ban Trophy Hunting February 15, 2017 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 behalf of Ban Trophy Hunting Ltd. has found. In the online survey ...
  • Albertans Support Banning Door-to-Door Sales of Home Energy Products 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 products, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey ...
  • British Columbians Have Higher Economic Confidence in 2017 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 and gasoline in the next six months, a new Insights West ...
  • Only Four Conservative Leadership Candidates are Familiar to Canadians January 24, 2017 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 job are recognized by Canadians, a new nationwide Insights West poll ...
  • For B.C. Millennials, It’s Vancouver or Nowhere January 23, 2017 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 identified housing as the top provincial election issue this spring. Vancouver, BC – According ...
  • Majority of BC’s “Sandwich Generation” Indicate Challenges Juggling Care for Kids & Parents January 18, 2017 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 defined as someone juggling both the needs of their children and ...
  • Metro Vancouver’s management class could be leaving in droves January 12, 2017 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 Future of B.C. Housing study, just as British Columbians have identified housing as ...
  • New survey shows British Columbians back travelling after weak dollar and high living costs kept them grounded for a few years 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 survey on travel trends conducted by Insights West, British Columbians who ...