Your Insights on Social Media in BC

Despite rumours of Facebook’s impending decline, the social media giant is still dominant: the majority (67%) of BC adults visit Facebook at least once a week and one-half (50%) use it daily; also, 25% are using it more often than 6 months ago (54% the same, 21% less often). Vancouver, BC — A recent Insights West… Read more »

Your Insights on the Impact of the Port Mann Bridge Toll

Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied (65%) with the new Port Mann Bridge, but remain divided on bridge tolls (51% in favour / 45% opposed) and plan to change their travel behaviour to avoid the toll. Vancouver, BC – A fresh Insights West online survey of 583 Metro Vancouver residents conducted the week following the opening… Read more »

Your Insights on 2013 Dream Employer of BC

British Columbians pick their “Dream Employer,” but the results might surprise you: 39% name a particular private company, 36% choose a government or crown corporation as their dream job, and 14% select self-employment. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians think the job of their dreams could be waiting for them in both the public and private… Read more »

Six-in-Ten Albertans Support Dedicated Bike Lanes

A majority of residents (56%) favour the implementation of a bicycle sharing system similar to the ones in London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. Calgary, AB – In late April, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of building a dedicated network of cycle only lanes as a one-year pilot project set to begin in the… Read more »

Your Insights on Alumni Engagement

While post-secondary graduates in Western Canada are positive about the school they went to (64% rate the institution an 8, 9 or 10 out of 10 overall), only 28% stay connected to their post-secondary institution once they leave. Vancouver, BC – As part of Insights West’s work with post-secondary institution clients, a recent online poll… Read more »

British Columbians Denounce Trophy Hunting, Furring

More than two thirds of residents have no problem with hunting animals for meat. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians draw a very clear line when they look at their relationship with animals, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that support for trophy hunting and furring… Read more »

Views of British Columbians Shifting on Northern Gateway

Across the province, 42% of residents support the project—a seven-point jump since February. Vancouver, BC – Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the province’s residents now being staunchly divided on the project, a new survey from Insights West has found. In the… Read more »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… Read more »

Your Insights on Robocalls

British Columbians have nearly all (84%) experienced a robocall, with nearly half (42%) receiving one or more a week. Even though nearly all (91%) say they are opposed to the practice, the majority (51%) have responded to at least one call in the past. Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 402… Read more »