Civility on the Decline for Most British Columbians

Seven-in-ten residents ay they have to deal with rudeness a few times a month when driving or riding in a vehicle. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians identify a deterioration in the way people behave with each other, and most point the finger at parents and technology for the loss of courtesy, a new Insights West… Read more »

Teachers, Not Government, Supported by Half of British Columbians

Two thirds of residents think the current contract dispute should be sent to binding arbitration immediately. Vancouver, BC – A large proportion of British Columbians continues to voice support for the teachers in their lingering contract dispute with the provincial administration after the first few days of a full-scale strike, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

British Columbians Split on Whales in Captivity

While most residents consider animals in captivity as beneficial to research, there is no consensus on whether whale programs should be phased out. Vancouver, BC – Following weeks of deliberations related to the Vancouver Aquarium’s whale program, residents of British Columbia are deeply divided on the issue of keeping cetaceans in captivity, a new Insights… Read more »

A Third of British Columbians Call for Higher Speed Limit

There is little appetite across the province, or among drivers, to bring back photo radar. Vancouver, BC – A sizeable proportion of British Columbians feel it is time to implement a higher speed limit on the province’s highways, a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with Black Press has found. The online survey of… Read more »

British Columbian Men Look Forward to World Cup

Most male residents plan to watch soccer games at home, but women do not share their enthusiasm. Vancouver, BC – The Brazil 2014 Soccer World Cup will be followed enthusiastically by a majority of men in British Columbia, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, two-in-five… Read more »

Most British Columbians Are Feeling the Pain at Gas Stations

A remarkably high proportion of residents think gas stations take advantage of motorists by hiking prices on long weekends. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia are taking steps to deal with rising fuel costs, and many are skeptical of the way gas prices are established by service stations and governments, a new Insights West… Read more »

Chinese British Columbians Praise Weather, Political Freedom and Their Home in Comparison to Life in their Country of Origin

More than two-in-five say job opportunities, entertainment options and cost of living are worse here. Vancouver, BC – Chinese British Columbians are definitely happy with certain qualities of life in Canada, but are unimpressed by others, a new ground-breaking Insights West poll has found. The online survey, the first one conducted on our newly launched… Read more »

Celebrity Power Can Move Weight Loss Products, Sporting Goods in BC

Young British Columbians are more likely to try beauty products advertised by a celebrity they know and trust. Vancouver, BC – Celebrity endorsements are influential to a minority of British Columbians, with the province’s residents appearing more susceptible to trying weight-loss products and sporting goods, finds a new Insights West poll conducted in partnership with… Read more »

British Columbians Outline Varied Belief Landscape

Most people think the crucifixion was an actual event, but remain skeptical on creationism and resurrection of Jesus. Vancouver, BC – Regardless of their religious affiliation or spirituality level, British Columbians find common ground on concepts such as karma, miracles and an afterlife, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a… 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 »