British Columbians Welcome Budget Proposals on Real Estate

More than four-in-five residents think the new “speculation tax” and the expansion and increase of the foreign buyers tax are good ideas. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians reacted positively to the inclusion of specific policies to deal with housing in the provincial budget, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with CTV Vancouver has… Read more »

More Parents in British Columbia Are Driving Aggressively in School Zones

BCAA asks parents to make a “new school year” resolution to improve driving habits Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s second annual School Zone Safety survey, conducted by Insights West, shows that driving in school zones has gone from bad to worse in British Columbia. In fact, this year’s survey shows a marked increase in concern across… Read more »

Jean Seen as Better Option for United Conservative Party in Alberta

The former Wildrose Party leader outperforms Jason Kenney on favourability and in head-to-head electoral matchups against the governing New Democrats. Calgary, AB – Albertans seem happy with the prospect of Brian Jean becoming leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial… Read more »

Young British Columbians Face Onslaught of Financial Burdens in Light of Unaffordable Housing Market

Coast Capital Savings and Insights West partner to understand impact of current housing market on province’s youth Surrey, BC – In the online survey of a representative sample of 820 British Columbians, it is clear young people in the province feel somewhat challenged by their current financial situation, and struggle to be better positioned for… Read more »

Watts Would Give Liberal Voters Hope in British Columbia

More than half of residents approve of the performance of Premier John Horgan. Vancouver, BC – As the BC Liberals prepare to set the guidelines for the election of a new leader, former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts has emerged as the only candidate that would place the opposition party in a privileged position, a new… Read more »

Firefighters and Nurses Top List of Canada’s Respected Professionals

Poor opinion of politicians and car salespeople continues across the country. Vancouver, BC – Firefighters and nurses are the only professionals respected by more than nine-in-ten Canadians, 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 firefighters,… Read more »

BCAA Winter Driving Survey shows British Columbian drivers nervous about winter driving, but not preparing vehicles for bad road conditions

Burnaby, BC – BCAA’s Winter Driving Survey released today shows that while a large percentage of British Columbians are nervous about driving in ice and snow, many are still not taking steps to prepare their vehicles for winter. The BCAA survey, conducted by Insights West, reveals 43 per cent of drivers admit to being nervous behind… Read more »

Metro Vancouverites Support Deposit-Refund Program for Coffee Cups

Only one in every four cups of coffee or tea poured in Metro Vancouver stores goes into a personal reusable container. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Metro Vancouver have not fully embraced the concept of personal reusable containers for coffee or tea, but they would support treating disposable paper and plastic containers in the same… Read more »

Crashes on the rise in B.C.; new ICBC campaign targets bad driving habits

According to a new survey completed by Insights West, most drivers say that driving in the province has gotten worse in the last five years – pointing at bad driving behaviours as one of the top contributors to B.C.’s road problems. Respondents feel that drivers today are more distracted, more aggressive and more impatient, making… Read more »

Variety, Time and Money Are Crucial for Canadian E-commerce Enthusiasts

Most Canadians who shun e-commerce say they can’t tell the quality of a product during an online purchase. Vancouver, BC – Almost half of Canadians are purchasing products or services online on a monthly basis at the very least, claiming to have access to better variety and selection than what they would get at retail… Read more »