Six-in-Ten Albertans Support Dedicated Bike Lanes

A majority of residents (56%) favour the implementation of a bicycle sharing system similar to the ones in London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. Calgary, AB – In late April, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of building a dedicated network of cycle only lanes as a one-year pilot project set to begin in the… Read more »

Recovery Underway for Progressive Conservatives in Alberta

More than a third of voters are undecided, and provide nuanced views on the first few weeks of the Jim Prentice government. Calgary, AB – The Progressive Conservative Party is once again the most popular in Alberta’s political scene, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans… Read more »

Residents in Alberta and British Columbia Diametrically Opposed on Fracking

People in the two Western provinces are familiar with the concept of hydraulic fracturing, but while practically half of Albertans support the method of gas extraction in their province, only a third of British Columbians concur. Vancouver, BC – The views of British Columbians and Albertans on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are… Read more »

BC and Alberta Would Pick William as Next Monarch

A third of British Columbians and one-in-four Albertans would like Canada to have an elected head of state. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia and Alberta would like to see Prince William become the next King of Canada, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, almost… Read more »

Half of British Columbians Oppose Northern Gateway

In a purported province-wide referendum, almost half of the province’s residents would say “No” to the project. Vancouver, BC – Public support for the Northern Gateway Pipeline has dropped in British Columbia but remains high in Alberta, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, four-in-five British Columbians… Read more »

Albertans Still Keep Fond Feelings Towards Ralph Klein

Two thirds of residents say their views are different from the rest of Canada. Calgary, AB – As Alberta prepares to celebrate Heritage Day, a new Insights West poll has found that three politicians are regarded as some of the most admired figures associated with the province. The online survey of a representative provincial sample… Read more »

Albertans Decry Changes to Provincial License Plates

Half of all residents would keep “Wild Rose Country” on the plates. Calgary, AB – Most Albertans are rejecting the notion of new provincial license plates, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, three-in-five of Albertans (60%) say they have followed recent discussions about changing the… Read more »

Albertans, British Columbians Hold Mixed Views on Health Care System

Long waiting times—both for procedures and tests and at emergency rooms—remain one of the main concerns for residents. Vancouver, BC — Most residents of Alberta and British Columbia award moderate ratings to the health care system, and regard long waiting times for procedures and emergency room visits among their main worries, a new Insights West… Read more »

BC and Alberta Have Little Appetite for Genetically Modified Foods

Most residents in the two provinces hold negative views on GMO, and would support a Canada-wide ban. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans hold genetically modified food in low regard, and a sizeable proportion of residents in the two provinces would support banning them from Canadian store shelves, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Littering Upsets Albertans and British Columbians The Most

Jaywalking, pot smoking and downloading copyrighted material are seen in a very different light. Vancouver, BC – Most residents of Alberta and British Columbia describe their fellow residents as “law-abiding”, but still become dismayed when they witness violations of existing codes and regulations, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of… Read more »