Despite Negative Perceptions of the Canadian National Economy, the Majority of Canadians Have a Positive Outlook on Their Own Personal Finances

61% think Canadian economic conditions are poor or very poor, but 66% have good or very good personal finances, and 53% have not experienced any negative financial impacts due to the pandemic. Vancouver, BC —Despite perceptions of a very negative economic environment in Canada due to COVID-19, the majority of Canadians are feeling pretty good… Read more »

Many Canadians Planning to Bend COVID-19 Rules Around Spring Break And Feel Justified In Doing So Because of Pandemic Fatigue

BC Residents Less Likely To Be Following COVID-19 Restrictions than Other Provinces Vancouver, BC —With spring break only a few weeks away, a significant number of Canadians are planning at least some activities on spring break that run counter to the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines set by their province. When looking at underlying motivators for… Read more »

Brands Find it Hard to Get in on the Social Media Conversation

Canadians spend most of their social media time (82%) being social—connecting with friends and acquaintances—and only 18% of it engaging with companies and brands. Vancouver, BC – Insights West released today its 2016 Canadian Social Media Monitor, which tracks key trends in Canada’s social media landscape. Facebook is Still the Preferred Social Media Platform for… 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 »

Users and Non-Users Across Canada Support Marijuana Legalization

More than half of those who have never tried cannabis are in favour of legalization, and regard it as a good revenue generator for governments. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians believe it is time to legalize marijuana, including many who have never actually used it, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the… Read more »

Canadians Want Alternative Medicine as Part of Health Care System

Three-in-four Canadians believe the federal government should not approve homeopathic claims unless they are supported by scientific evidence. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians have tried alternative medicine, and a majority would like to see the health care system funding these remedies for people who want to try them, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has… Read more »

Canadian Retirees Ill-Prepared for Retirement According to New Nation-Wide Survey

65% Say Working with a Financial Advisor Helped Them Achieve Their Retirement Goals VANCOUVER, BC – Insights West, a leading Canadian market research firm, and Credential Financial, a national wealth management firm for credit unions and independent financial institutions, today released results from a recently conducted survey on retirement planning that showed many working Canadians… Read more »

Canadians Divided on Changing the Federal Electoral System

A plurality supports a move to Party-List Proportional Representation, while the Single Transferable Vote system evenly splits the population. Vancouver, BC – As the federal electoral campaign continues, Canadians hold differing views on whether to change the way the members of the House of Commons are elected, a new Insights West Canada-wide poll has found…. Read more »

Canadians Wary of Donald Trump Becoming U.S. President

A majority of residents think a Hillary Clinton presidency would be “very good” or “good” for Canada. Vancouver, BC – While the next United States Presidential election is still more than a year away, Canadians are not reacting positively to the idea of real estate developer Donald Trump moving into the White House, a new… Read more »