Your Insights on Funding for TransLink

Just two-thirds of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents (66%) are aware of TransLink’s current budget issue. A significant majority (72%) are in favour of TransLink acquiring new funding (39% support new funding alone and 33% reducing some services and acquiring some new funding). Vancouver, BC – A recent Insights West online poll surveyed 441… Read more »

Your Insights on Cross-Border Flights

Half (51%) of Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley air travellers have driven to the US to take a flight in the past 2 years, and this trend is apparently increasing (23% go more often now than 3 years ago whereas only 6% go less often). Better fares (97%) provide the primary motivation to make the… Read more »

Your Insights on Technology and Back to Routine/School in BC

Two-in-five (38%) of all British Columbians and half (52%) of parents of school-age children are likely to buy at least one technology product during this back-to-routine time of year. Laptops (46%) are the top purchase item among those who will buy, but a touchscreen monitor for their computer is the top wish-list item. Vancouver, BC… 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 »