A Third of Canadian Social Media Users Have Encountered “Fake News”

Most time is spent on Facebook, but YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are growing—particularly with young adults. Vancouver, BC – A surge in usage of Instagram and Snapchat across Canada, a worrying incidence of “fake news” and a high level of support for banning anonymous accounts are some of the highlights of the 2017 Canadian Social… Read more »

More Parents in British Columbia Are Driving Aggressively in School Zones

BCAA asks parents to make a “new school year” resolution to improve driving habits Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey, conducted by Insights West, shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse in British Columbia. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across… Read more »

Young British Columbians Face Onslaught of Financial Burdens in Light of Unaffordable Housing Market

Coast Capital Savings and Insights West partner to understand impact of current housing market on province’s youth Surrey, BC – In the online survey of a representative sample of 820 British Columbians, it is clear young people in the province feel somewhat challenged by their current financial situation, and struggle to be better positioned for… Read more »

Firefighters and Nurses Top List of Canada’s Respected Professionals

Poor opinion of politicians and car salespeople continues across the country. Vancouver, BC – Firefighters and nurses are the only professionals respected by more than nine-in-ten Canadians, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 92% of Canadians say they have a positive opinion of firefighters,… Read more »

Crashes on the rise in B.C.; new ICBC campaign targets bad driving habits

According to a new survey completed by Insights West, most drivers say that driving in the province has gotten worse in the last five years – pointing at bad driving behaviours as one of the top contributors to B.C.’s road problems. Respondents feel that drivers today are more distracted, more aggressive and more impatient, making… Read more »

Drivers Putting Roadside Workers’ Lives at Risk in British Columbia

Law breaking, rubbernecking and speeding are some of the unsafe behaviours reported. Burnaby, BC – Summer is high season for vehicle breakdowns and a new survey— commissioned by BCAA and conducted by Insights West—shows that unsafe driver behaviours and ambivalence are putting roadside workers’ lives at risk. “I have at least one close call a… Read more »

Most Metro Vancouverites Welcome Pet Sale Prohibition

The by-law amendments proposed by Vancouver City Council are regarded as a “good idea” by three-in-four Metro Vancouver residents. Vancouver, BC – Most residents of Metro Vancouver think Vancouver City Council was right to put forward bylaw amendments to prohibit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in city pet stores, a new Insights West… Read more »

Two-in-Five Canadians Tried to Lose Weight Over the Past Year

Organic food consumption is more prevalent in British Columbia, while Albertans are more likely to consume a product past its expiry or “Best Before” date. Vancouver, BC – There is a sizeable gender gap in Canada when it comes to losing weight, as well as different perspectives across the country on issues such as organic… Read more »

British Columbians Support Ban on All Grizzly Bear Hunting

Nine-in-ten welcome the provincial government’s decision to ban trophy hunting of grizzlies in the province. Vancouver, BC – Three-in-four British Columbians believe no grizzly bears should be hunted in the province, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. In the… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Parents Reaping Benefits from Out-of-School Programs

Metro Vancouver Parents Reaping Benefits from Out-of-School Programs Parents say their kids are learning something new, becoming more sociable and improving their school performance. Vancouver, BC – Parents of children aged 6 to 12 report benefits from enrolling their kids in out-of-school-time programs, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with the United… Read more »