BC Residents Score Themselves Favourably on Social Distancing, But Daily Habits Changed Significantly

BC Residents Score Themselves Highly (89% rate themselves an 8,9 or 10/10) on Social Distancing, but are Critical of British Columbians as a Whole (35%), and are Especially Critical of Younger Residents (13%) Social distancing has had a dramatic effect on individual behaviour, as 58% of us are spending less money than usual, and we… Read more »

COVID-19 has devastating impact on BC small business owners

Small Business Owners Devastated by COVID 19 Crisis as 31% Aren’t Sure their Business will Survive the Pandemic, and 9% Believe they will Close Permanently 65% of small business owners are ‘very worried’ about the negative financial impact overall—and specifically revenue (66%), financing (41%), ability to pay salaries (43%) and difficulty paying their rent/lease (38%)… Read more »

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 »

Alberta and BC Ready for Sochi, Look Back at Hosting Duties with Pride

Large majorities of residents in the two provinces are concerned over the safety of Olympic athletes in Sochi. Vancouver, BC – Most Albertans and British Columbians are looking forward to next month’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, a new two-province poll by Insights West has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, majorities of… Read more »

Fitness Activities are Crucial for British Columbians, and the Impact of The Sun Run is Significant

As Vancouver prepares for The Vancouver Sun Run, two-in-five city residents say running or jogging is part of their exercise routine Insights West poll finds. Vancouver, BC – As more than 40,000 runners in the Lower Mainland get ready to take part in The Vancouver Sun Run, a new Insights West poll shows that British… 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 »