Clinton Leads Trump, Republicans Reject Changing Their Nominee

Three-in-five Trump voters say there is nothing particularly offensive about the candidate’s comments on women. Vancouver, BC – Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton heads to the final month of the United States presidential campaign with a solid lead over Republican Party contender Donald Trump, a new poll by Insights West has found. The research also… Read more »

Half of Albertans Do Not Tip At All After Bad Restaurant Service

For “average” service at a sit-down establishment, most residents would tip 10% to 14%. Calgary, AB – Half of Albertans say there are circumstances in which food servers should not be tipped at all, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 49% of Albertans would tip… Read more »

Most Washingtonians Satisfied with State’s Marijuana Regulations

Two thirds are glad that taxing and regulating marijuana has provided another source of revenue for the government. Vancouver, BC – After more than two years with legal marijuana in their state, most Washingtonians are content with the situation, a new state-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample… Read more »

Anxiety Over Housing, Homelessness and Poverty Rises in British Columbia

Banning both the grizzly bear hunt and political donations from corporations and unions are the two most popular government decisions. Vancouver, BC – The level of concern about housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia has reached an extraordinarily high level, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” has found. In the online survey of… Read more »

Canadians Want Legal Marijuana, But Unsure of Where to Buy It

Only 9% of Canadians who have never used marijuana are “likely” to try it for the first time if it becomes legal. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are in favour of marijuana becoming legal, but there is no consensus on the best venue to allow the substance to be sold to the public, a new… Read more »

Most British Columbians Want Greens to Support NDP in Legislature

Three-in-five residents think a referendum is needed before changing the province’s electoral system. Vancouver, BC – A majority of British Columbians would like to see the BC Green Party supporting the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) in the Legislative Assembly following the outcome of this year’s provincial election, a new Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

British Columbians Remain Split on Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

Most residents agree with the federal government’s decision to reject the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Vancouver, BC – The proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline remains contentious in British Columbia after the federal government formally approved the project, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial… Read more »

Long Waiting Times is Biggest Health Care Concern for British Columbians

Metro Vancouverites support ride-hailing services, and few parents of K-12 children have confidence in the provincial government to handle education. Vancouver, BC – Research conducted by Insights West for CTV Vancouver analyzed the views of British Columbians on the health care system, the opinions of Metro Vancouver residents on issues related to transportation, and the… Read more »

More than Half of British Columbians Likely to Move in the Next 5 Years

B.C. is going to be a province on the move in the next five years. More than four in 10 B.C. homeowners and seven in 10 renters are planning to buy or rent a different home in the next five years. These and other sentiments are captured in Resonance Consultancy’s new Future of B.C. Housing… Read more »

Nurses, Doctors and Scientists Are Canada’s Most Respected Professionals

Only one-in-four Canadians have a positive opinion of politicians. Vancouver, BC – For the second year in a row, nurses are the most respected professionals in the country, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, 92% of Canadians say they have a positive opinion of… Read more »