Brands Find it Hard to Get in on the Social Media Conversation

Canadians spend most of their social media time (82%) being social—connecting with friends and acquaintances—and only 18% of it engaging with companies and brands. Vancouver, BC – Insights West released today its 2016 Canadian Social Media Monitor, which tracks key trends in Canada’s social media landscape. Facebook is Still the Preferred Social Media Platform for… Read more »

Eagle Ridge Hospital Scores Highly Among Tri-Cities Residents

Large majorities of residents consider Eagle Ridge their “community hospital” and support plans for expansion. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia’s Tri-Cities show a high level of identification with their community hospital, and large support for its expansion plans a new Insights West survey has found. The online survey of a representative sample of… Read more »

Six-in-Ten Albertans Support Dedicated Bike Lanes

A majority of residents (56%) favour the implementation of a bicycle sharing system similar to the ones in London, Paris, New York, and Montreal. Calgary, AB – In late April, Calgary’s City Council voted in favour of building a dedicated network of cycle only lanes as a one-year pilot project set to begin in the… Read more »

City Governments Regarded Positively in Calgary and Edmonton

Calgarians are more concerned about transportation, while economic development is the main worry for Edmontonians. Calgary, AB – As voters in Alberta prepare to cast their ballots in municipal elections, the mayors of Calgary and Edmonton hold extraordinary approval ratings, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of representative samples also shows… 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 »

Recovery Underway for Progressive Conservatives in Alberta

More than a third of voters are undecided, and provide nuanced views on the first few weeks of the Jim Prentice government. Calgary, AB – The Progressive Conservative Party is once again the most popular in Alberta’s political scene, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a representative sample of Albertans… Read more »

British Columbians See No True Champion in Wireless Industry Debate

A large majority of BC residents want to see more competition, but a foreign carrier is only appealing to half of them. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians have been paying attention to recent discussions about the state of Canada’s wireless industry, and most believe there should be more competition in this space, a new Insights… 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 »