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 »

Four-in-Five British Columbians Feeling Charitable This Season

More than half of those who will donate to charity will do so because it’s Christmas. Vancouver, BC – Many British Columbians will make a significant contribution to charitable causes in the weeks leading up to the end of 2013, a new Insights West survey has found. In the online survey of a representative sample,… Read more »

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 »

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 »