British Columbians Were “Nice” in 2013, Politicians Seen As “Naughty.”

Most British Columbians dislike shopping in crowded malls to buy gifts—other holiday worries are the credit card balance and gaining weight. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia suggest Santa Claus will be good for them and their families this year, a new Insights West survey has found. In the online survey of a representative… 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 »

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 »

Misconceptions on Prostate Cancer Widespread in British Columbia

While half of residents know someone who has faced the disease, only 34% of men have discussed it with their doctor. Vancouver, BC – Many British Columbian men have failed to discuss prostate cancer with their physician, and slightly less than half of them are very familiar with an important screening test for the disease,… Read more »

Most British Columbians Are Feeling the Pain at Gas Stations

A remarkably high proportion of residents think gas stations take advantage of motorists by hiking prices on long weekends. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia are taking steps to deal with rising fuel costs, and many are skeptical of the way gas prices are established by service stations and governments, a new Insights West… Read more »

Overwhelming Majority of BC Drivers Would Green Their Commute If Employer Provided Incentives

VANCOUVER, BC – A poll released today found that 76 per cent of Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island residents who drive to work would be more likely to carpool, use transit or cycle if their employer offered incentives. The poll, conducted by Insights West for Vancity, found that 47 per cent of drivers are more… 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 »

Surrey Residents Look for Change After Mayor Steps Down

Crime, transportation and homelessness emerge as major issues as the municipal election draws near. Vancouver, BC – As Dianne Watts announces her retirement from municipal politics, many residents of Surrey are satisfied with specific actions taken by their outgoing government, but also ready for change at City Hall, an Insights West poll has found. When… Read more »

British Columbians Outline Varied Belief Landscape

Most people think the crucifixion was an actual event, but remain skeptical on creationism and resurrection of Jesus. Vancouver, BC – Regardless of their religious affiliation or spirituality level, British Columbians find common ground on concepts such as karma, miracles and an afterlife, a new Insights West poll has found. The online survey of a… Read more »