Survey: Neighbourhood Speeding & Bad Driving During Pandemic Puts Playing Kids at Risk

BCAA offers free “Slow Down Kids Playing” signs to encourage careful driving as kids play away from playgrounds Burnaby, BC —With many schools, parks and playgrounds closed or restricted over the last while due to COVID-19, a new BCAA survey reveals increased traffic and poor driving behaviours are putting kids playing outside at risk. The… Read more »

Cyber-Bullying in Western Canada

A Darker Side of Our Technological Culture Amanda Todd’s suicide and the online harassment that led up to it shone a spotlight on the issue of cyber-bullying, not because it is a new problem, but because it is becoming more and more widespread. In the two rounds of polling Insights West and 6S Marketing have… Read more »

Alberta and BC Ready for Sochi, Look Back at Hosting Duties with Pride

Large majorities of residents in the two provinces are concerned over the safety of Olympic athletes in Sochi. Vancouver, BC – Most Albertans and British Columbians are looking forward to next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new two-province poll by Insights West has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, majorities of… 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 tracks key trends in Canada’s social media landscape. Facebook is Still the Preferred Social Media Platform for… Read more »

Fitness Activities are Crucial for British Columbians, and the Impact of The Sun Run is Significant

As Vancouver prepares for The Vancouver Sun Run, two-in-five city residents say running or jogging is part of their exercise routine Insights West poll finds. Vancouver, BC – As more than 40,000 runners in the Lower Mainland get ready to take part in The Vancouver Sun Run, a new Insights West poll shows that British… Read more »

Your Insights on Alzheimer’s Disease in BC

Alzheimer’s disease affects a large number of British Columbian adults: 39% know someone with the disease, and the majority (61%) are concerned about getting Alzheimer’s in the future. There is optimism though, as 52% expect there will be a cure in the next ten years. Vancouver, BC — An online survey conducted by Insights West… Read more »

BC Residents Are Divided on Privatizing BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch

Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West online public opinion poll of 749 BC adults, three quarters (75%) are aware that their provincial government has been considering privatizing the Liquor Distribution Branch but only 37% support privatization and roughly equal numbers (39%) oppose it.  Opposition to the idea is slightly more entrenched than… Read more »

Cyber-Bullying Seen as a Significant Concern among BC Residents

23% of Parents With Teens Say Their Teen Has Been Cyber-Bullied (As Have 8% of Adults) Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West-6S Marketing study on social media behaviors and attitudes of 504 online BC adults, 48% are ”very concerned” about cyber-bullying in society overall, and a further 41% are “somewhat concerned.”  Of… Read more »

Your Insights on Social Media in Alberta

Despite speculation of Facebook’s demise, the social media website still has mass appeal. Three-quarters (75%) of Albertan adults use Facebook, with more than half (56%) visiting the site at least once per week and 39% using it every day. Calgary, Alberta – A recent Insights West and 6S Marketing online poll surveyed 831 Albertan adults… Read more »

Albertans Are Highly Concerned About Cyber-Bullying

23% of Parents of Teens say their Teen Has Been Cyber-Bullied. 11% of Adults Say They Themselves Have Been Victims of Cyber-Bullying. Calgary, AB —  According to a recent Insights West and 6S Marketing poll of 458 online Albertan adults, more than half (56%) are “very concerned” about cyber-bullying in society overall, while a further… Read more »