Half of Working Women in Canada Have Endured Sexual Harassment

But fewer than three-in-ten chose to report these incidents to a superior or human resources department. Vancouver, BC – At a time of enhanced discussions about workplace etiquette and the #MeToo phenomenon, a sizeable proportion of working women in Canada say they have faced sexual harassment during their careers, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Angus Reid Forum Acquires Insights West’s Research Panel

Insights West is pleased to announce that Dr. Angus Reid and Steve Mossop have jointly formed a strategic venture and have created a new company called the Angus Reid Forum. As part of this partnership, Angus Reid Forum has acquired the assets of Insights West’s panel of 30,000 Canadians previously known as the “Your Insights… Read more »

Smartphones Overtake Television in Weekly Hours Viewed and Play an Increasingly Important (and Addictive) Part in the Lives of British Columbians

21% admit to being addicted to their Smartphone, and overall weekly usage has increased 20% since 2014. Vancouver, BC – Two-thirds of British Columbians (66%) say their smartphone plays a very important part in their lives, a significantly higher majority than what was revealed in our 2014 Smartphone Insights Report (57%). The latest figure includes… Read more »

British Columbia Motorists Set to Repeat Last Year’s Winter Driving Mistakes

More than three-in-five drivers don’t feel they have to do anything different for winter driving this year. Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s latest annual Winter Driving Survey—conducted by Insights West—shows that, despite many motorists experiencing a winter driving incident last year, the majority (63%) have no plans to do more to prepare this year. For Dave… Read more »

More B.C. parents relying on others to drive their kids – New survey shows growing safety concerns

A new BCAA survey reveals misconceptions and misunderstandings over child passenger laws Burnaby, BC – A new survey for BCAA shows that busy B.C. parents are increasingly relying on others to get their kids where they need to go, raising concerns about unsafe travel and poor understanding of B.C.’s child passenger laws. Carpooling to field trips… Read more »

British Columbians are Split on Whether Canada and BC are Ready for Recreational Marijuana Legalization

While residents are supportive of the tax revenues, decriminalization, new jobs and safety controls that marijuana legalization will bring, they are very concerned about addiction, impaired driving and unwanted second-hand smoke. Vancouver, BC – According to the latest Insights West Poll, although British Columbians continue to be supportive of marijuana legalization in Canada, residents are… Read more »

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

BCAA and Preventable install “Pavement Patty” in busy Burnaby school zone to push for safer driving Burnaby, BC – A new survey that shows unsafe driving by parents in school zones across BC during back-to-school has BCAA and Preventable taking action. To drive home the message to stop rushing in school zones, they have temporarily… Read more »

British Columbians Throw Their Support Behind The New LNG Canada Project

This project receives stronger public support relative to other large-scale provincial energy projects. Vancouver, BC – A week after the Government of British Columbia announced final approval has been given for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline project in Northern BC, a new poll by Insights West shows a solid level of… Read more »

Vast majority (88%) of BC residents concerned about the environmental impact of single-use plastics, 81% support the Federal Government’s proposed ban

But not enough BCers are doing their part to reduce single-use plastic consumption Vancouver, BC — Single-use plastics do not sit well with BCers. A large majority of people across the province are concerned about the environmental impact of throw-away, single-use plastics with a similar amount in support of an outright ban. These are some of… Read more »