Metro Vancouver Residents Believe Region is in the Midst of a Major Housing Crisis

Foreign home buyers, population growth, shadow flipping and money laundering are seen as the primary causes. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver residents overwhelmingly agree that the region is facing a housing crisis and largely blame foreign home buyers, local population growth, shadow flipping and money laundering for the current situation, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

More Wine Drinkers in British Columbia Enjoying Local Varietals

Generation X leads the way in current consumption of BC wine, but Millennials are closing in. Vancouver, BC – Half of wine drinkers in British Columbia say their preferred wine is produced in the province, and two-in-five say they are drinking more local varietals than they were five years ago, according to the 2017 Winery… Read more »

Few British Columbians know what their financial institution does with their money

  Vancouver, BC – The majority of British Columbians make socially conscious choices in their lives, but when it comes to their financial institution, most never research the type of businesses or organizations it funds, according to a new Vancity survey conducted by Insights West. The survey of more than 800 British Columbians looked at… Read more »

A significant number of Canadians are considering a more plant-based, less animal-reliant diet, citing concerns over the environment and animal cruelty

While only 7% of Canadians currently follow a primarily plant-based diet, a significant number (27%) are considering doing so in the future Vancouver, BC — Heading into the last weeks of the summer, don’t be surprised if you see a few extra veggie dogs or plant-based burgers tossed on the grill at barbeques and picnics… Read more »

Half of Working Women in Canada Have Endured Sexual Harassment

But fewer than three-in-ten chose to report these incidents to a superior or human resources department. Vancouver, BC – At a time of enhanced discussions about workplace etiquette and the #MeToo phenomenon, a sizeable proportion of working women in Canada say they have faced sexual harassment during their careers, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Smartphones Overtake Television in Weekly Hours Viewed and Play an Increasingly Important (and Addictive) Part in the Lives of British Columbians

21% admit to being addicted to their Smartphone, and overall weekly usage has increased 20% since 2014. Vancouver, BC – Two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) say their smartphone plays a very important part in their lives, a significantly higher majority than what was revealed in our 2014 Smartphone Insights Report (57%). The latest figure includes… Read more »

British Columbia Motorists Set to Repeat Last Year’s Winter Driving Mistakes

More than three-in-five drivers don’t feel they have to do anything different for winter driving this year. Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s latest annual Winter Driving Survey—conducted by Insights West—shows that, despite many motorists experiencing a winter driving incident last year, the majority (63%) have no plans to do more to prepare this year. For Dave… Read more »

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

BCAA and Preventable install “Pavement Patty” in busy Burnaby school zone to push for safer driving Burnaby, BC – A new survey that shows unsafe driving by parents in school zones across BC during back-to-school has BCAA and Preventable taking action. To drive home the message to stop rushing in school zones, they have temporarily… Read more »

Most Western Canadians Planning to Get the Flu Shot This Season

Three-in-four residents believe getting vaccinated helps to protect the vulnerable and is the responsible thing to do. Vancouver, BC – In spite of misconceptions surrounding flu vaccinations, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of London Drugs has found that Western Canadians largely believe in the benefits of these vaccines with the majority of… Read more »