Vancouverites Not Sold on Downtown Casino Project

More than half of city residents would either reject the development permit, or postpone the decision until more research is conducted. Vancouver, BC – The proposed relocation of the Edgewater Casino near BC Place is not instantly endorsed by a majority of Vancouver’s residents, a new Insights West poll conducted on behalf of Vancouver Not… 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 »

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 »

Insights West Launches Western Canada’s largest Multicultural Panel

First poll launched shows comparisons of life in Canada to home country Insights West is pleased to announce the launch of Your Insights Multicultural Panel—a market research online community of 2,100+ British Columbians of Chinese and South Asian ethnic heritage. This groundbreaking panel is now available to assess the opinions of this diverse and growing… 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 »

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 »

Most Albertans Voice Support for Legalizing Marijuana

Seven-in-ten residents reject the notion that other countries would have to legalize marijuana before Canada changes its guidelines. Calgary, AB – While roughly half of Albertans claim to have never tried marijuana, a majority of the province’s residents are in favour of legalization, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of… 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 »

British Columbians Support the Legalization of Marijuana

Most residents agree with the City of Vancouver’s recent decision to approve new regulations for marijuana dispensaries. Vancouver, BC – The notion of legalizing and taxing marijuana is very popular in British Columbia, although concerns over an increase in cases of impaired driving persists, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey… Read more »

Climate Change Tops Priority List, But Most Canadians Feel It’s Equally Human-Caused and Natural Cycles

53% of Canadians feel that climate change cannot simply be blamed on human activity alone, and there are still 10% of Canadians who believe that climate change is not happening at all. Vancouver, BC – Highlights from our latest comprehensive poll on climate change attitudes shows that Canadians feel it is by far the most… Read more »