Insights West Survey: Amid COVID-19, Flu Shot Importance and Intentions Spike Among British Columbians

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For every flu shot administered at London Drugs, a life-saving vaccine will be donated to a child in another part of the world Survey: Amid COVID-19, Flu Shot Importance and Intentions Spike Among British Columbians Vast majority in the province: Say they plan to get a flu shot this year:… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 Employee Satisfaction in Alberta

Over half (54%) of employees would leave their current job for the right opportunity, despite the fact that many give their employer decent ratings (average rating of 7.2 on a 10-point scale). Calgary, AB – A recent online poll of 522 working adults in Alberta (those who are employed full or part time, not self-employed)… Read more »

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Fifty-five per cent of employees in BC would seriously consider leaving their job if a better one came along, according to BC HRMA and Insights West. Vancouver, BC — More than half (55%) of all BC employees are susceptible to leaving their current jobs – and pay is not necessarily at the heart of the… 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 »