Most Metro Vancouver Voters Reject Amalgamation

The idea of electing City Council through a ward system is popular in Vancouver and Surrey. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver are not enthralled with the notion of becoming a megacity like Toronto or Montreal, a new Insights West post-election survey of municipal voters has found. In the online survey of Lower Mainland… Read more »

Your Insights on Coal Exports in Metro Vancouver

  Residents believe the proposal to expand Fraser Surrey docks will bring economic benefits, but also voice serious environmental concerns. Vancouver, BC – A proposal to increase coal exports from Metro Vancouver through a new transfer facility has clearly divided residents. A new Insights West survey has found that half of residents across Metro Vancouver… Read more »

Two-Thirds of Payday Loan Users Trapped in Cycle of Debt

Vancity one of the first to offer payday loan alternative Vancouver, BC – A poll released today by Vancity indicates 67 per cent of payday loan users in the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria are borrowing several times a year. The credit union poll, which was conducted by Insights West, indicates 35 per cent took… Read more »

Civility on the Decline for Most British Columbians

Seven-in-ten residents ay they have to deal with rudeness a few times a month when driving or riding in a vehicle. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians identify a deterioration in the way people behave with each other, and most point the finger at parents and technology for the loss of courtesy, a new Insights West… Read more »

Ideas and Policies Key to Robertson Win in Vancouver

Stability a deciding factor for supporters of Hepner in Surrey. Vancouver, BC – Vancouver’s mayor has been re-elected on the strength of his ideas and policies, while Surrey voters opted to continue with the status quo after pondering other alternatives, a new Insights West post-election survey of municipal voters has found. In the online survey… 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 »

Teachers, Not Government, Supported by Half of British Columbians

Two thirds of residents think the current contract dispute should be sent to binding arbitration immediately. Vancouver, BC – A large proportion of British Columbians continues to voice support for the teachers in their lingering contract dispute with the provincial administration after the first few days of a full-scale strike, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

British Columbians Were “Nice” in 2013, Politicians Seen As “Naughty.”

Most British Columbians dislike shopping in crowded malls to buy gifts—other holiday worries are the credit card balance and gaining weight. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia suggest Santa Claus will be good for them and their families this year, a new Insights West survey has found. In the online survey of a representative… Read more »

Wide Support for New Physician-Assisted Suicide Law in Canada

Only 11% of Canadians think physician-assisted suicide should not be allowed under any circumstances. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are in favour of enacting physician-assisted suicide legislation that matches this year’s Supreme Court ruling, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, four-in-five Canadians (79%) either… Read more »

British Columbians Split on Whales in Captivity

While most residents consider animals in captivity as beneficial to research, there is no consensus on whether whale programs should be phased out. Vancouver, BC – Following weeks of deliberations related to the Vancouver Aquarium’s whale program, residents of British Columbia are deeply divided on the issue of keeping cetaceans in captivity, a new Insights… Read more »