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 »

Your Insights on the BC Leaders’ Debate

An overnight News1130/Insights West poll of 385 British Columbian residents shows that 68% watched at least some of the televised leader’s debate, and results suggest a tie, with 31% feeling Adrian Dix won, and a nearly equal number feeling Christy Clark won (28%). Vancouver, BC – A jointly conducted News1130/Insights West Poll overnight poll of… Read more »

BC Government Doing Well on Public Safety, Economy and Energy

Most residents are unhappy with shutting down the Legislative Assembly, and handling of BC Ferries and BC Hydro. Vancouver, BC – As 2013 draws to a close, British Columbians hold differing views on some of the recent decisions taken by their provincial government, according to the new Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in… Read more »

Almost Half of British Columbians Dissatisfied with Government on LNG

TransLink and foreign ownership in housing are among Victoria’s lowest-ranked files. Vancouver, BC – The year-end Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that the public’s perception of the government’s push for the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has become more negative since 2013. The online survey… Read more »

Concerns Over Housing and Poverty Intensify in British Columbia

No file or decision taken by the provincial government is seen positively by half of residents. Vancouver, BC – With the next provincial election scheduled to take place in less than a year, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in Vancouver shows that several decisions taken by the provincial… Read more »

British Columbians Ready to Take Big Money Out of Politics

Across the province, 86% of residents support a ban on corporate and union political donations. Vancouver, B.C. – Voters in British Columbia believe corporations have outsized influence in determining government policy, thanks in part to unlimited political donations, a new poll by Insights West has found. The online survey of a representative province-wide sample was… Read more »

Housing Still Top of Mind as British Columbians Ponder Political Choices

The governing BC Liberals gain 30 points in six months on their handling of foreign ownership in housing. Vancouver, BC – More residents of British Columbia continue to look at housing, poverty and homelessness as the most important issues facing the province, the Insights West “BC Government Report Card” conducted in partnership with Business in… Read more »

Throne Speech Does Little to Sway British Columbians

Several of the proposals included in the document are popular, but many residents doubt the BC Liberal government will implement them. Vancouver, BC – As the Legislative Assembly prepares for a vote that may bring down the current provincial government in British Columbia, more than half of residents believe it is time to allow the… Read more »

British Columbians More Uncertain About Future in Province

Residents continue to have a hard time selecting the best head of government of the past three decades. Vancouver, BC – On the eve of “BC Day”, most British Columbians remain proud of their province, but fewer are convinced that their children will continue to reside here, a new Insights West poll has found. In… Read more »

British Columbians Still Getting to Know Political Leaders

There are no clear favourites on “authenticity” and “trustworthiness”, but more than half believe the incumbent premier would “say anything to get elected”. Vancouver, BC – As British Columbians prepare for the 41st provincial election, an Insights West poll conducted for Vancouver Magazine asked about specific character traits from the three main party leaders. In… Read more »