Concerns about COVID19 have spiked significantly, but relief may be in sight as British Columbians turn to their leaders.

Despite the Massive Negative Financial Effect that COVID-19 Has Had on About One-half of BC residents, Our Canadian Political Leaders Receive Top Marks for the Job They Are Doing in this Crisis 17% of BC residents have lost their job, 30% have had reduced hours, 54% are concerned about household expenses, and 49% are concerned… Read more »

Concerns about COVID19 have spiked significantly as 55% of BC residents are concerned about COVID19, and 50% believe it will have a major negative effect on the Canadian economy

Alarming is the finding that 31% (over 1M) of adult BC residents have been ill in the past several weeks, and 20% of them are worried about having COVID19 themselves and a significant number are changing their day-to-day behaviours as a result   Vancouver, BC — As COVID19 continues to spread, British Columbia residents are watching… Read more »

Less than half (47%) of BC residents are concerned about the coronavirus, and even fewer (42%) are worried about it impacting them personally

However, the vast majority (90%) are concerned about the negative impact on the global economy, the Canadian economy (76%) and the worldwide travel industry (95%) Vancouver, BC — As the coronavirus gets upgraded to a global health emergency and teeters on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic, British Columbia residents are watching developments closely, and… 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 »

Holiday shopping transformed by the number of online shoppers as nearly half will do most of their shopping online

A third of shoppers are doing more online shopping this year than last, but most are waiting till the last minute as only 11% of shoppers say they are 100% finished. Vancouver, BC – ‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, and all through the province, the mouse was astirring, asurfing, and asearching for the perfect holiday… Read more »

Your Insights on Alzheimer’s Disease in BC

Alzheimer’s disease affects a large number of British Columbian adults: 39% know someone with the disease, and the majority (61%) are concerned about getting Alzheimer’s in the future. There is optimism though, as 52% expect there will be a cure in the next ten years. Vancouver, BC — An online survey conducted by Insights West… Read more »

BC Residents Are Divided on Privatizing BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch

Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West online public opinion poll of 749 BC adults, three quarters (75%) are aware that their provincial government has been considering privatizing the Liquor Distribution Branch but only 37% support privatization and roughly equal numbers (39%) oppose it.  Opposition to the idea is slightly more entrenched than… Read more »

Eagle Ridge Hospital Scores Highly Among Tri-Cities Residents

Large majorities of residents consider Eagle Ridge their “community hospital” and support plans for expansion. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia’s Tri-Cities show a high level of identification with their community hospital, and large support for its expansion plans a new Insights West survey has found. The online survey of a representative sample of… Read more »

Cyber-Bullying Seen as a Significant Concern among BC Residents

23% of Parents With Teens Say Their Teen Has Been Cyber-Bullied (As Have 8% of Adults) Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West-6S Marketing study on social media behaviors and attitudes of 504 online BC adults, 48% are ”very concerned” about cyber-bullying in society overall, and a further 41% are “somewhat concerned.”  Of… Read more »