BC Residents Score Themselves Favourably on Social Distancing, But Daily Habits Changed Significantly

BC Residents Score Themselves Highly (89% rate themselves an 8,9 or 10/10) on Social Distancing, but are Critical of British Columbians as a Whole (35%), and are Especially Critical of Younger Residents (13%) Social distancing has had a dramatic effect on individual behaviour, as 58% of us are spending less money than usual, and we… Read more »

COVID-19 has devastating impact on BC small business owners

Small Business Owners Devastated by COVID 19 Crisis as 31% Aren’t Sure their Business will Survive the Pandemic, and 9% Believe they will Close Permanently 65% of small business owners are ‘very worried’ about the negative financial impact overall—and specifically revenue (66%), financing (41%), ability to pay salaries (43%) and difficulty paying their rent/lease (38%)… Read more »

Concerns about COVID19 have spiked significantly, but relief may be in sight as British Columbians turn to their leaders.

Despite the Massive Negative Financial Effect that COVID-19 Has Had on About One-half of BC residents, Our Canadian Political Leaders Receive Top Marks for the Job They Are Doing in this Crisis 17% of BC residents have lost their job, 30% have had reduced hours, 54% are concerned about household expenses, and 49% are concerned… Read more »

Concerns about COVID19 have spiked significantly as 55% of BC residents are concerned about COVID19, and 50% believe it will have a major negative effect on the Canadian economy

Alarming is the finding that 31% (over 1M) of adult BC residents have been ill in the past several weeks, and 20% of them are worried about having COVID19 themselves and a significant number are changing their day-to-day behaviours as a result   Vancouver, BC — As COVID19 continues to spread, British Columbia residents are watching… Read more »

Less than half (47%) of BC residents are concerned about the coronavirus, and even fewer (42%) are worried about it impacting them personally

However, the vast majority (90%) are concerned about the negative impact on the global economy, the Canadian economy (76%) and the worldwide travel industry (95%) Vancouver, BC — As the coronavirus gets upgraded to a global health emergency and teeters on the verge of becoming a worldwide pandemic, British Columbia residents are watching developments closely, and… Read more »

Holiday shopping transformed by the number of online shoppers as nearly half will do most of their shopping online

A third of shoppers are doing more online shopping this year than last, but most are waiting till the last minute as only 11% of shoppers say they are 100% finished. Vancouver, BC – ‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, and all through the province, the mouse was astirring, asurfing, and asearching for the perfect holiday… Read more »

Your Insights on Alzheimer’s Disease in BC

Alzheimer’s disease affects a large number of British Columbian adults: 39% know someone with the disease, and the majority (61%) are concerned about getting Alzheimer’s in the future. There is optimism though, as 52% expect there will be a cure in the next ten years. Vancouver, BC — An online survey conducted by Insights West… Read more »

BC Residents Are Divided on Privatizing BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch

Vancouver, BC — According to a recent Insights West online public opinion poll of 749 BC adults, three quarters (75%) are aware that their provincial government has been considering privatizing the Liquor Distribution Branch but only 37% support privatization and roughly equal numbers (39%) oppose it.  Opposition to the idea is slightly more entrenched than… Read more »