British Columbians Throw Their Support Behind The New LNG Canada Project

This project receives stronger public support relative to other large-scale provincial energy projects. Vancouver, BC – A week after the Government of British Columbia announced final approval has been given for a $40-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and pipeline project in Northern BC, a new poll by Insights West shows a solid level of… Read more »

Vast majority (88%) of BC residents concerned about the environmental impact of single-use plastics, 81% support the Federal Government’s proposed ban

But not enough BCers are doing their part to reduce single-use plastic consumption Vancouver, BC — Single-use plastics do not sit well with BCers. A large majority of people across the province are concerned about the environmental impact of throw-away, single-use plastics with a similar amount in support of an outright ban. These are some of… Read more »

Vast Majority of Metro Vancouver Residents Undecided on Candidates but Most Agree it is Time for Change in Upcoming Municipal Elections

Two thirds of Metro Vancouverites are overwhelmed by the number of candidates and are having a difficult time finding meaningful information about them. Vancouver, BC – With less than a week remaining until British Columbia’s civic elections take place, the latest Insights West poll finds that most Metro Vancouver residents are still on the fence… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians Do Not Support Public Funding for Private Schools

BCers also feel strongly that private school employees should be protected by BC Human Rights Code Vancouver, BC – The idea of public funding and subsidies for private schools in British Columbia is being met with disapproval from residents across the province. A new poll from Insights West finds that four-in-five British Columbians (78%) oppose… Read more »

Most Western Canadians Planning to Get the Flu Shot This Season

Three-in-four residents believe getting vaccinated helps to protect the vulnerable and is the responsible thing to do. Vancouver, BC – In spite of misconceptions surrounding flu vaccinations, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of London Drugs has found that Western Canadians largely believe in the benefits of these vaccines with the majority of… Read more »

Majority of British Columbians (62%) believe a recession is imminent despite a similar number (64%) who feel confident in the stability of Canadian economy

BCers’ fears of a recession are casting a negative light on expectations both for the Canadian economy and personal household finances in the future Vancouver, BC – British Columbians are feeling both confident and shaky when it comes to the Canadian economy’s prospects and their own financial situation over the next 12 months. According to Insights… Read more »

British Columbians Are Split on Electoral Reform Decision, But FPTP Leads Among Those Who Have Already Mailed in Their Ballot

Chinese Canadians favour using First Past The Post over Proportional Representation system for provincial elections. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbia’s referendum on electoral reform continues, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of the Canada Committee 100 Society finds that residents are evenly divided on which system should be used to determine provincial… Read more »

Premier Horgan and the NDP ending the year on high note in the “Government of British Columbia Report Card,” but BC Liberals and Conservatives making incremental gains

Housing affordability continues to be the top concern in the province, though the summer concerns about the environment have been eclipsed by health care Vancouver, BC — As 2019 winds down, the BC NDP appears to be maintaining strong levels of support across British Columbia, with Premier John Horgan’s popularity close to an all-time high, and… Read more »

Canadians Alarmed Over the Influence of Social Media in Upcoming Elections

Seven-in-10 worried about social’s influence in voting decisions, with eight-in-10 saying it will directly impact who gets elected in this country. Vancouver, BC – With a federal election just five months away, Canadians are expressing concerns about the influence of social media in the upcoming vote. Early results from our “Social Media Insights 2019 Report”… Read more »

First holiday party season with legalized cannabis raises road safety concerns

A new BCAA survey reveals partygoers’ dangerous misconceptions and plans. Burnaby, BC – The first holiday season with legalized cannabis could be a dangerous one on BC roads according to a new BCAA survey released today, revealing people’s plans to mix cannabis and alcohol as well as a concerning misconception about cannabis impairment. The survey,… Read more »