New Poll Shows Strong Support to Reform Mining, Create New Protected Areas in B.C.

  NEWS RELEASE New Poll Shows Strong Support to Reform Mining, Create New Protected Areas in B.C. October 21, 2020 (Smithers/Vancouver) – Four out of five British Columbians (80%) would support the BC government creating more protected areas with Indigenous peoples to meet the target of protecting 30% of the land and water by 2030,… Read more »

Survey of Asian British Columbians Shows Anti-Asian Racism is Believed to be Significant Problem (83%) That Has Gotten Worse (87%) Since Start Of Pandemic

A shocking number (43%) of Asian British Columbians have experienced racist actions towards them this past year; this includes indirect (26%) and direct (23%) racial slurs, social media slurs (16%), work/school discrimination (10%), property damage (6%) and assault (5%). Vancouver, BC — Given the recent rise in anti-Asian racism that has been reported on in… Read more »

BC Residents Largely Supportive of Rent Freeze, But Policy May be Limiting Supply of Rental Housing

British Columbians agree the continued rent freeze is needed to help renter’s financial woes created by the pandemic (77%), but many also agree that landlords shouldn’t have to bear all the cost (63%). Vancouver, BC —Following the announcement last week by the BC NPD government of a proposed extension of rent controls until the end… Read more »

New Gun Control Laws Proposed by Federal Liberals Receives Support of The Majority in BC (65%) and Alberta (63%), But Fewer (41%) Think It Will Be Effective in Reducing Gun Violence

81% are aware of the new legislation, and gun owners (16% of our sample) are more likely to oppose this initiative (58%) Vancouver, BC —Following the announcement last week by the federal Liberal Party about new gun control legislation and gun buyback program, a new Insights West poll has found that the majority of Western… Read more »

Opposition Wildrose Party Riding High in Alberta

Danielle Smith holds an impressive approval rating, as questions on health care and accountability continue to plague the provincial government. Calgary, AB – The Wildrose Party holds an overwhelming lead in Alberta, as many voters are abandoning the governing Progressive Conservatives, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample… Read more »

United Conservative Party Ahead of Rivals in Alberta’s Political Scene

Over the past year, the provincial government has improved its standing on issues, particularly crime and public safety. Calgary, AB – The United Conservative Party (UCP) is currently the most popular option for voters in Alberta, the Insights West “Alberta Government Report Card” has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans also… 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 »

Your Insights on the Impact of the Port Mann Bridge Toll

Metro Vancouver residents are satisfied (65%) with the new Port Mann Bridge, but remain divided on bridge tolls (51% in favour / 45% opposed) and plan to change their travel behaviour to avoid the toll. Vancouver, BC – A fresh Insights West online survey of 583 Metro Vancouver residents conducted the week following the opening… Read more »

Your Insights on Non-Voters in the BC Election

Non-voters didn’t vote primarily because they felt none of the candidates deserved their vote, or they truly couldn’t decide. A large number 41% regret not voting—although results suggest that the outcome wouldn’t have been impacted even if they had. Vancouver, BC– A series of post-election polls was conducted by Insights West in order to investigate… Read more »