Your Insights on 2013 Dream Employer of BC

British Columbians pick their “Dream Employer,” but the results might surprise you: 39% name a particular private company, 36% choose a government or crown corporation as their dream job, and 14% select self-employment. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians think the job of their dreams could be waiting for them in both the public and private… Read more »

British Columbians Denounce Trophy Hunting, Furring

More than two thirds of residents have no problem with hunting animals for meat. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians draw a very clear line when they look at their relationship with animals, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample shows that support for trophy hunting and furring… 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 »

Just Half of B.C. Drivers Plan to Use Winter Tires This Season

BCAA Annual Winter Driving Survey reveals one-in-three B.C. drivers admit to “freaking out” when they have to drive in snow Burnaby, B.C. – A new survey for the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) reveals that British Columbians are not fully prepared for winter driving conditions, with only half planning to install winter tires and one-in-four… Read more »

British Columbians Dislike Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Most residents would be willing to keep the program, but only under greater scrutiny than now. Vancouver, BC – Most people in British Columbia hold negative views on the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a new Insights West poll has found. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program can help employers in Canada meet their labour needs… Read more »

British Columbians Endorse Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Mandate

Residents are in favour of more education, official apologies and conferences, but are divided on the question of monetary compensation for victims. Vancouver, BC – People in British Columbia are decidedly supportive of policies that would foster a deeper understanding of the effects of the residential school system, a new Insights West poll has found…. Read more »

Your Insights on Belief in Ghosts and Other Supernatural Entities

According to our BC Halloween poll, a surprisingly large number of BC adults believe in the supernatural, from the afterlife (60%) and angels (54%), to ghosts (48%), demonic spirits (36%), Satan (37%), and spirits of deceased individuals (41%). Most residents (73%) celebrate Halloween, with the most popular activities being handing out candy to kids (80%)… 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 »