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) – 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 »

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 »

City Governments Regarded Positively in Calgary and Edmonton

Calgarians are more concerned about transportation, while economic development is the main worry for Edmontonians. Calgary, AB – As voters in Alberta prepare to cast their ballots in municipal elections, the mayors of Calgary and Edmonton hold extraordinary approval ratings, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of representative samples also shows… Read more »

Views of British Columbians Shifting on Northern Gateway

Across the province, 42% of residents support the project—a seven-point jump since February. Vancouver, BC – Opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines has subsided over the past 10 months in British Columbia, with the province’s residents now being staunchly divided on the project, a new survey from Insights West has found. In the… Read more »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… Read more »