Premier Horgan’s Approval Rating Dips While Housing Affordability Continues to Weigh on British Columbians

BC government gets the best marks on environment, education and healthcare, but failing grades on poverty, housing affordability and homelessness. Vancouver, BC – Six months after our last “BC Government Report Card” and just over a year after the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) was officially sworn into office, the latest Insights West poll reveals… Read more »

Drivers Putting Roadside Workers’ Lives at Risk in British Columbia

Law breaking, rubbernecking and speeding are some of the unsafe behaviours reported. Burnaby, BC – Summer is high season for vehicle breakdowns and a new survey— commissioned by BCAA and conducted by Insights West—shows that unsafe driver behaviours and ambivalence are putting roadside workers’ lives at risk. “I have at least one close call a… Read more »

Support for Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion Increases Dramatically in British Columbia

The majority of residents are convinced the pipeline will eventually get built. Vancouver, BC – With Kinder Morgan’s decision to set May 31st as a deadline to create certainty for the company’s investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and recent federal government actions to mediate competing positions in BC and Alberta, support for the… Read more »

Most Metro Vancouverites Welcome Pet Sale Prohibition

The by-law amendments proposed by Vancouver City Council are regarded as a “good idea” by three-in-four Metro Vancouver residents. Vancouver, BC – Most residents of Metro Vancouver think Vancouver City Council was right to put forward bylaw amendments to prohibit the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in city pet stores, a new Insights West… Read more »

Young British Columbians Committed to Giving Back to Their Community

A solid majority of young British Columbians (18-29 years old) place considerable importance on giving back to their community through volunteering and making charitable donations. Vancouver, BC – In celebration of the 5th anniversary of their Youth Get It™ Community Councils, Coast Capital Savings partnered with Insights West to undertake a survey of British Columbians… Read more »

Two-in-Five Canadians Tried to Lose Weight Over the Past Year

Organic food consumption is more prevalent in British Columbia, while Albertans are more likely to consume a product past its expiry or “Best Before” date. Vancouver, BC – There is a sizeable gender gap in Canada when it comes to losing weight, as well as different perspectives across the country on issues such as organic… Read more »

Consumer usage of major social media platforms continues to grow, despite privacy concerns around targeted advertising and news feeds

Weekly usage of social media brands like Facebook (82%), Youtube (63%), and Instagram (39%) continues to grow 81% are worried about the news and information shown to them on social media, and 65% are worried about social media targeted advertising based on their behaviour Vancouver, BC – Despite data breaches and privacy concerns, social media’s… Read more »

British Columbians Support Ban on All Grizzly Bear Hunting

Nine-in-ten welcome the provincial government’s decision to ban trophy hunting of grizzlies in the province. Vancouver, BC – Three-in-four British Columbians believe no grizzly bears should be hunted in the province, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics and the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. In the… Read more »

Parents think more expensive, products and accessories make car travel with their children safer

  Burnaby, BC – A new BCAA survey shows that parents think they need to spend big dollars to keep their children safer in the car, concerned BCAA wants to see more learning and less spending from parents. The BCAA Child Passenger Safety Survey, conducted by Insights West asks parents for their views and behaviors… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Parents Reaping Benefits from Out-of-School Programs

Metro Vancouver Parents Reaping Benefits from Out-of-School Programs Parents say their kids are learning something new, becoming more sociable and improving their school performance. Vancouver, BC – Parents of children aged 6 to 12 report benefits from enrolling their kids in out-of-school-time programs, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with the United… Read more »