B.C. Parents get C- for safe driving in school zones during first week back to class

Annual BCAA School Zone Safety Survey shows unsafe driving, including speeding and unsafe drop offs/pick ups continues to put kids in danger. Burnaby, BC – B.C. parents get a C- for their driving behaviours in school zones according to this year’s annual BCAA School Zone Safety Survey with illegal parking, unsafe drop offs/pick ups and… Read more »

A Majority of British Columbians Oppose the Federal Government’s Decision to Buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, But Now Believe it is More Likely to Get Built

Support for the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is holding steady (51%) relative to our last wave in April. Vancouver, BC – Days before Kinder Morgan’s May 31st deadline—intended to create certainty for the company’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion—the federal government announced Tuesday that it will spend $4.5 billion… Read more »

Vancouver Public Library Is Viewed As One Of The Most Valuable Services Vancouver Offers, Yet Most People Don’t Know About Its Most Innovative Programs

Vancouver Public Library is one of the most highly regarded brands in Western Canada, out of Insights West’s 450+ “Brand Reputation Insights” normative database. Almost all (95%) Vancouver residents agree that the Vancouver Public Library is one of the most valuable services the City offers. Vancouver, BC – According to a recent Insights West poll… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians Say Rising Gas Prices are Affecting Them Negatively, Many are Making Changes in Their Daily Lives as a Result

With the average price of gas in BC reaching record levels, a majority of British Columbians say rising prices are having a negative impact on them personally, and many have adjusted their driving and spending habits to compensate for the hit to their pocket books, a new Insights West poll has found. Vancouver, BC –… Read more »

BC Residents Are Very Concerned About The Measles Outbreak, But A Sizeable Anti-Vax Segment Exists In BC

Nearly 8-in-10 (79%) of BC Residents are concerned about the measles outbreak, and only 42% are very confident that they are protected. Vancouver, BC – In our latest Insights West poll, the vast majority of BC residents are concerned about the Measles outbreak, and a relatively large number are not confident that vaccines are always… Read more »

Most Canadians Ready to Enjoy Olympic Hockey and Figure Skating

One-in-four residents think Team Canada will win more medals this year than in Sochi 2014. Vancouver, BC – Ice hockey and figure skating will be the two competitions that Canadians will be watching the most during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative… Read more »

Climate Change Tops Priority List, But Most Canadians Feel It’s Equally Human-Caused and Natural Cycles

53% of Canadians feel that climate change cannot simply be blamed on human activity alone, and there are still 10% of Canadians who believe that climate change is not happening at all. Vancouver, BC – Highlights from our latest comprehensive poll on climate change attitudes shows that Canadians feel it is by far the most… Read more »

Working Canadians Want New Legislation to End the Gender Pay Gap

Three-in-four employed women think men and women who do the same job and have the same skill levels are not paid equally. Vancouver, BC – A significant majority of Canadians who currently work believe it is time to establish new federal guidelines to end the gender pay gap, a new Insights West poll conducted for… Read more »

Economic Confidence is High, but Dark Clouds are on the Horizon Despite Confidence in Personal Finances Being Higher Than Ever

Only 8% of British Columbians think the Canadian economy will improve next year. Vancouver, BC – In our latest economic confidence poll looking at the consumer’s outlook on the Canadian economy for 2019, 64% of BC residents describe the economic conditions in Canada as “very good” (6%) or “good” (58%), which is the highest rating… Read more »