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 »

Your Insights on Alumni Engagement

While post-secondary graduates in Western Canada are positive about the school they went to (64% rate the institution an 8, 9 or 10 out of 10 overall), only 28% stay connected to their post-secondary institution once they leave. Vancouver, BC – As part of Insights West’s work with post-secondary institution clients, a recent online poll… 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 »

Your Insights on Why Pollsters Missed the Mark…

…Predicting the BC Provincial Election Outcome Vancouver, BC  –  Election night is usually the night pollsters get their 5 minutes of fame, and get to showcase why polling works so well. Not this time. Why did pollsters get the results so wrong? What happened? Our two pre-election polls that Insights West conducted followed by a… 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 »

Your Insights on Energy Brands in Alberta

Albertans view energy companies favourably relative to 70+ other companies in Insights West’s Brand Digital Insights model, awarding a 6.6 out of 10 for corporate reputation compared to 6.7 for all other non-energy brands. Suncor and ATCO emerge as the top rated energy brands, while Direct Energy and Enbridge receive the lowest corporate reputation ratings…. 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 »

Your Insights on Robocalls

British Columbians have nearly all (84%) experienced a robocall, with nearly half (42%) receiving one or more a week. Even though nearly all (91%) say they are opposed to the practice, the majority (51%) have responded to at least one call in the past. Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 402… Read more »