Your Insights on Separated Bike Lanes in Vancouver

Three-in-five Metro Vancouver residents support the bike lane initiative, and seven-in-ten would endorse the implementation of a bicycle sharing system, similar to the ones currently in place in London, Paris and Montreal. Vancouver, BC – Almost three years have passed since the City of Vancouver introduced separated bike lanes in certain areas of the municipality,… Read more »

Your Insights on the Upcoming BC Election

New Democrats (33%) hold a solid lead over the BC Liberals (21%) in this recent poll, but undecided (20%) voters lean towards Liberals (25%) rather than the NDP (20%), suggesting that the gap could narrow before election day. The ethnic vote scandal was particularly damaging for the Liberals, with 47% feeling Christy Clark handled it… Read more »

MEC’s new branding geared to inspiring outdoor activity in city or backcountry

New research reveals regional differences in activity participation levels Vancouver, BC – MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) today unveiled its new brand platform, as the national retailer intensifies its efforts to inspire and enable Canadians to live active outdoor lifestyles. New research validates that Canadians participate in a wide range of activities, and what they do… Read more »

Your Insights on April Fools’ Day in BC and Popular Conspiracy Theories

British Columbians widely participate in April Fools’ Day, with 71% having been fooled in the past and 56% having fooled someone else. We also found a surprising one-in-five or more BC adults believe in seven of eleven famous conspiracy theories! Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveying 867 British Columbians found that… Read more »

Domestic Energy Needs a Priority for Albertans, British Columbians

British Columbians want to proceed with caution on LNG, particularly on the issue of extraction. Vancouver, BC – Western Canadians believe that the country’s own energy needs should be the most important component of any new national policy, a new Insights West survey conducted in partnership with BC Business and Alberta Venture has found. The… Read more »

Your Insights on April Fools’ Day in Alberta and Popular Conspiracy Theories

April Fools’ Day is a popular holiday in Alberta, with 75% having been fooled in the past and 58% having fooled someone else. We also found more than one-quarter of AB adults believe in five of eleven famous conspiracy theories! Calgary, AB – A recent Insights West online poll surveying 667 Albertans found there are… Read more »

Your Insights on Technology and Back to Routine/ School in Alberta

Two-in-five (41%) Albertans and half (50%) of parents of school-age children are likely to buy at least one technology product during this “back to routine” time of year. While a touchscreen monitor is the top gadget on Albertans’ wish list, the laptop dominates as the item people are most likely to acquire. Calgary, AB –… Read more »

Your Insights on Cross-Border Flights

Half (51%) of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley air travellers have driven to the US to take a flight in the past 2 years, and this trend is apparently increasing (23% go more often now than 3 years ago whereas only 6% go less often). Better fares (97%) provide the primary motivation to make the… Read more »

Your Insights on Technology and Back to Routine/School in BC

Two-in-five (38%) of all British Columbians and half (52%) of parents of school-age children are likely to buy at least one technology product during this back-to-routine time of year. Laptops (46%) are the top purchase item among those who will buy, but a touchscreen monitor for their computer is the top wish-list item. Vancouver, BC… Read more »

Your Insights on Casinos

The topic of casinos in Metro Vancouver/ Fraser Valley generates polarized views: Residents in municipalities with existing casinos support them (55% in favour, 32% opposed), while those without them are divided (42% support, 45% opposed) Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll of 1,077 Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley adults found that a… Read more »