Housing is Biggest Issue in Vancouver, Surrey Worried About Crime

Residents of British Columbia’s largest municipalities hold differing views on how their respective governments are handling issues such as public safety and development. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Surrey are expressing a momentous level of concern over public safety in their community, while Vancouverites are primarily worried about housing, a new Insights West poll has… 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 »

Elect or Abolish? British Columbians Ponder the Senate’s Future

Most residents agree with holding an Alberta-style, non-binding election to fill the current vacancy in the upper house. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians express a preference for the abolition or reform of the Canadian Senate, and show little affinity towards the country’s upper chamber, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online… Read more »

A Large Majority of Metro Vancouver residents (61%) continue to Cross-border Shop, but Declining Loonie Having an Impact

One third of residents say the drop in the Canadian dollar will make them less likely travel to the U.S. by car. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents are less keen on taking a trip to the United States by car than they were a year ago, but the proportion of residents… Read more »

Work-Life Balance Remains Elusive for Most British Columbians

A sizeable proportion of employees are staying at the workplace longer, and working from home on nights and weekends. Vancouver, BC — As British Columbia observes its second Family Day in February, many employed residents of the province are finding it difficult to strike the right balance between work and lifestyle, a new Insights West… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Expansion Still Splits Views in British Columbia

Awareness about the proposed project has increased over the past year, and support is now five points higher than opposition. Vancouver, BC – The proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline remains a divisive issue in British Columbia, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative provincial sample,… Read more »

Tri-Cities, Burnaby Get Highest Ratings in Metro Vancouver

Departing Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is the most popular head of government. Vancouver, BC – Departing Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts holds the best approval rating across Metro Vancouver, while the municipal governments of the Tri-Cities and Burnaby get the highest overall rating from residents, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of… Read more »

Fewer British Columbians Would Endorse Pipeline Projects

Support for both the Enbridge Northern Gateway and the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion has dropped by six points since July 2015. Vancouver, BC – Fewer British Columbians are giving their consent to two pending pipeline projects, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample tracked the views… Read more »

Most British Columbians Oppose the Northern Gateway Project

Less than half reject the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion. Vancouver, BC – Most British Columbians continue to voice opposition against a particular pipeline project and are deeply divided when assessing another one, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative provincial sample looked at the perceptions of residents on… Read more »