Canadians May Dismiss Valentine’s Day, But Many Will Still Observe It

Politics and intimacy are among the most contentious issues for Canadian couples. Vancouver, BC – While four-in-five Canadians currently in a relationship dismiss Valentine’s Day as a “commercial enterprise”, three-in-four plan to celebrate the occasion tomorrow, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of Canadians currently in… Read more »

B.C. Kids at Risk from Second-Hand Child Car Seats and Installation Mistakes

Only one-in-four drivers have had their child car seat checked by a certified expert. Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey reveals many parents in British Columbia take risks when transporting their kids, such as using a second-hand child car seat and not checking regularly for proper installation. The survey, conducted by Insights West for… Read more »

British Columbians Demand Urgent Action to Clean Up Local Politics

Legislature has until November 30 to bring in much-needed reforms. Voters across British Columbia want to see corporate, union and out-of-province donations banned in municipal campaigns before next year’s election, a new survey by Insights West has found. “The appetite to eliminate the influence of big money in politics is not exclusive to provincial elections,”… Read more »

Half of British Columbians Skip Lunch at Least Once a Week

Residents aged 55 and over are more likely to watch television while having dinner than their younger counterparts. Vancouver, BC – A large proportion of British Columbians are skipping meals on weekdays because of work or other commitments, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of British… Read more »

Most Canadians Still Happy After Four Years Without the Penny

Getting rid of the nickel is not a popular idea among Baby Boomers and Generation X, but Millennials are divided. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are happy with the disappearance of the one-cent coin from their currency, a new nationwide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of Canadians,… Read more »

Across Canada, Alberta is “Dream Province” for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters

A majority of Canadians believe specific types of costumes are “inappropriate” for both kids and adults. Vancouver, BC – More than three-in-four Canadians will take part in activities to celebrate Halloween this year, with Albertans leading the country as the top provider of candy for “trick-or-treating” kids, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

Four-in-Five Canadians Support Legislation to Ban Trophy Hunting

The level of rejection to hunting animals for sport is higher among Aboriginal Canadians. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians believe it is time to end the practice of hunting animals for sport, a new nationwide Insights West poll conducted on behalf of Ban Trophy Hunting Ltd. has found. In the online survey of a representative… Read more »

Personal Connection Defines Charitable Giving in British Columbia

Three-in-ten residents have recently donated to health and health care-related organizations. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are more likely to make a financial donation to charities that they have established a personal connection with, according to the 2017 Charitable Giving Report, released by Insights West. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, more… Read more »

Albertans Support Banning Door-to-Door Sales of Home Energy Products

Only a third of residents have not dealt with salespeople at their doorstep in the past four years. Calgary, AB – Residents of Alberta are decidedly on side with the provincial government’s decision to ban door-to-door sales of home energy products, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative… Read more »

Top 10 Insights From 2018

Last year, Insights West polled BC residents on a number of significant issues, culminating in over 30 public press releases on topics as diverse as housing affordability, political leaders, pipelines, flu shots, healthcare, cannabis legalization, rising gas prices, social media habits, housing, and more! Here is our annual list of “Top 10 Insights” from 2018…. Read more »