Your Insights on Casinos

The topic of casinos in Metro Vancouver/ Fraser Valley generates polarized views: Residents in municipalities with existing casinos support them (55% in favour, 32% opposed), while those without them are divided (42% support, 45% opposed) Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll of 1,077 Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley adults found that a… Read more »

Your Insights on the Trans Mountain Pipeline

While awareness of the Northern Gateway Pipeline project is almost universal (96% in BC; 87% in AB), only 60% of British Columbians and 28% of Alberta adults are aware of the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Vancouver, BC / Calgary, AB  – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 512 British Columbians and 562 Albertans and found… Read more »

Your Insights on Employee Satisfaction in Alberta

Over half (54%) of employees would leave their current job for the right opportunity, despite the fact that many give their employer decent ratings (average rating of 7.2 on a 10-point scale). Calgary, AB – A recent online poll of 522 working adults in Alberta (those who are employed full or part time, not self-employed)… Read more »

Your Insights on Employee Satisfaction in BC

Over half (55%) of employees would leave their current job for the right opportunity, despite the fact that many give their employer decent ratings (average rating of 7.1 on a 10-point scale). Vancouver, BC – A recent online poll of 788 working adults in British Columbia (those who are employed full or part time, not… Read more »

Your Insights on the Floods in Alberta

Albertans give high marks for how the community and its political leaders reacted to the crisis, and two-in-five have made a financial donation to assist those in need. Calgary, AB – One of the worst floods to hit Alberta in decades brought out the best in the province’s residents, and political leaders fared well in… Read more »

Your Insights on Coal Exports in Metro Vancouver

  Residents believe the proposal to expand Fraser Surrey docks will bring economic benefits, but also voice serious environmental concerns. Vancouver, BC – A proposal to increase coal exports from Metro Vancouver through a new transfer facility has clearly divided residents. A new Insights West survey has found that half of residents across Metro Vancouver… Read more »

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 »

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Fifty-five per cent of employees in BC would seriously consider leaving their job if a better one came along, according to BC HRMA and Insights West. Vancouver, BC — More than half (55%) of all BC employees are susceptible to leaving their current jobs – and pay is not necessarily at the heart of the… 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 »

A Year Later, Residents Still Oppose Port Mann Toll But Keep Using Bridge

One-in-four residents are driving over the bridge less often than they did a year ago, while almost half of frequent users rely on it as they always have. Vancouver, BC –The Port Mann Bridge toll, which is scheduled to increase in January, is still a divisive issue in Metro Vancouver, a new Insights West poll… Read more »