• 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 ...
  • Metro Vancouverites Pick Their Favourite Christmas Light Display, Movie and Holiday Drink December 22, 2016 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 of a representative sample, more than half of residents (55%) will ...
  • British Columbians Remain Split on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion December 20, 2016 Most residents agree with the federal government’s decision to reject the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Vancouver, BC – The proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline remains contentious in British Columbia after the federal government formally approved the project, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of ...
  • More than Half of British Columbians Likely to Move in the Next 5 Years December 16, 2016 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 five years. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s ...
  • Canadian Retirees Ill-Prepared for Retirement According to New Nation-Wide Survey December 14, 2016 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 released results from a recently conducted survey on retirement planning that ...
  • Holiday Season Parking Causes the Most Stress for Metro Vancouverites December 13, 2016 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 the holiday season, and more than a third would give carsharing ...
  • Alberta Government Improves on Energy and Pipeline Management December 7, 2016 Still, the New Democrats are now tied for second place with the Progressive Conservatives, as Wildrose Party leads. Calgary, AB – The Alberta government is connecting with the public on energy and pipelines, but continues to lag on other issues, the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” has found. The online survey ...
  • Grizzly Trophy Hunt Could Swing Voters in British Columbia December 2, 2016 Almost half of BC residents are more likely to support a party that vows to ban the hunt. Vancouver, BC – A new survey reveals that the contentious grizzly bear trophy hunt may influence the 2017 provincial election. The Fur-Bearers, a wildlife advocacy organization based in Vancouver, today released data from ...
  • Housing Still Top of Mind as British Columbians Ponder Political Choices November 29, 2016 The governing BC Liberals gain 30 points in six months on their handling of foreign ownership in housing. Vancouver, BC – More residents of British Columbia continue to look at housing, poverty and homelessness as the most important issues facing the province, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in ...
  • Calgary Residents Eager for the Return of Uber November 25, 2016 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 sample of Calgary residents, 85% of respondents say they support the ...
  • Kinder Morgan Could Inflict Political Damage on Trudeau Liberals in BC November 23, 2016 Oil tanker expansion a ballot-box issue for many 2015 Liberal voters, poll finds. Vancouver, BC – A new poll by Insights West shows strong opposition to increased oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s south coast, including those voters who supported Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party in the 2015 federal election. The province-wide online ...
  • BC motorists admit to being Canada’s worst winter drivers but many doing little to prepare – new BCAA survey November 22, 2016 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 province. Despite the majority admitting to being the worst winter drivers ...
  • Seventy per cent of British Columbians Support Pausing Site C Construction to Investigate Alternatives November 16, 2016 Nine-in-ten residents favour investing in energy efficiency measures and adding more wind, solar and geothermal power to the grid. Vancouver, BC — British Columbians want BC Hydro’s Site C dam sent for an independent review and support stopping construction on the project while alternatives are investigated, a new poll by Insights ...
  • Clinton is Ahead of Trump as U.S. Presidential Election Approaches November 7, 2016 The popular vote shows clear differences in gender, age and education. Vancouver, BC – Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton heads to tomorrow’s presidential election in the United States with a lead in the popular vote, new research conducted by Insights West has found. Clinton also looks set to carry the states of ...
  • Four-in-Five Canadians Fearful of a Trump Presidency November 3, 2016 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 who believe a victory by real estate developer Donald Trump would ...
  • Two Thirds of Canadians Support Distracted Walking Legislation October 26, 2016 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 time has come to implement distracted walking legislation in their municipality, ...
  • Canadians Want Legal Marijuana, But Unsure of Where to Buy It October 18, 2016 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 the best venue to allow the substance to be sold to ...