Your Insights on Charitable Donations in BC

Nearly all (95%) British Columbians donated a median of $200 to a charitable cause or non-profit organization in 2011, and the top brands are BC Cancer Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.   Personal belief in the cause (80% very important) and the charity’s transparency in how funds are used (76%… 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 »

Your Insights on Social Media in BC

Despite rumours of Facebook’s impending decline, the social media giant is still dominant: the majority (67%) of BC adults visit Facebook at least once a week and one-half (50%) use it daily; also, 25% are using it more often than 6 months ago (54% the same, 21% less often). Vancouver, BC — A recent Insights West… Read more »

Your Insights on the Impact of the Port Mann Bridge Toll

Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied (65%) with the new Port Mann Bridge, but remain divided on bridge tolls (51% in favour / 45% opposed) and plan to change their travel behaviour to avoid the toll. Vancouver, BC – A fresh Insights West online survey of 583 Metro Vancouver residents conducted the week following the opening… Read more »

Your Insights on 2013 Dream Employer of BC

British Columbians pick their “Dream Employer,” but the results might surprise you: 39% name a particular private company, 36% choose a government or crown corporation as their dream job, and 14% select self-employment. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians think the job of their dreams could be waiting for them in both the public and private… Read more »

Your Insights on Non-Voters in the BC Election

Non-voters didn’t vote primarily because they felt none of the candidates deserved their vote, or they truly couldn’t decide. A large number 41% regret not voting—although results suggest that the outcome wouldn’t have been impacted even if they had. Vancouver, BC– A series of post-election polls was conducted by Insights West in order to investigate… Read more »

British Columbians Denounce Trophy Hunting, Furring

More than two thirds of residents have no problem with hunting animals for meat. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians draw a very clear line when they look at their relationship with animals, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that support for trophy hunting and furring… Read more »

Views of British Columbians Shifting on Northern Gateway

Across the province, 42% of residents support the project—a seven-point jump since February. Vancouver, BC – Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the province’s residents now being staunchly divided on the project, a new survey from Insights West has found. In the… Read more »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… Read more »

British Columbians See No True Champion in Wireless Industry Debate

A large majority of BC residents want to see more competition, but a foreign carrier is only appealing to half of them. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians have been paying attention to recent discussions about the state of Canada’s wireless industry, and most believe there should be more competition in this space, a new Insights… Read more »