British Columbians Anxious About the Safety of Senior Drivers

Despite concerns, most residents are struggling to have tough conversations with the senior drivers in their lives. Burnaby, BC – With the BC Stats agency projecting the number of seniors to rise by nearly 30 per cent over the next few decades, the British Columbia Automobile Association’s (BCAA) new Senior Driver Survey shows that British… 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 »

Housing is Biggest Issue in Vancouver, Surrey Worried About Crime

Residents of British Columbia’s largest municipalities hold differing views on how their respective governments are handling issues such as public safety and development. Vancouver, BC – Residents of Surrey are expressing a momentous level of concern over public safety in their community, while Vancouverites are primarily worried about housing, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

BC and Alberta Have Little Appetite for Genetically Modified Foods

Most residents in the two provinces hold negative views on GMO, and would support a Canada-wide ban. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans hold genetically modified food in low regard, and a sizeable proportion of residents in the two provinces would support banning them from Canadian store shelves, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Elect or Abolish? British Columbians Ponder the Senate’s Future

Most residents agree with holding an Alberta-style, non-binding election to fill the current vacancy in the upper house. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians express a preference for the abolition or reform of the Canadian Senate, and show little affinity towards the country’s upper chamber, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online… Read more »

A Large Majority of Metro Vancouver residents (61%) continue to Cross-border Shop, but Declining Loonie Having an Impact

One third of residents say the drop in the Canadian dollar will make them less likely travel to the U.S. by car. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents are less keen on taking a trip to the United States by car than they were a year ago, but the proportion of residents… Read more »

Work-Life Balance Remains Elusive for Most British Columbians

A sizeable proportion of employees are staying at the workplace longer, and working from home on nights and weekends. Vancouver, BC — As British Columbia observes its second Family Day in February, many employed residents of the province are finding it difficult to strike the right balance between work and lifestyle, a new Insights West… Read more »

Albertans React to Neil Young’s Oil Sands Stance

Four recent statements by the musician are met with disagreement by a majority of the province’s residents. Calgary, AB – Last month, musician Neil Young launched a benefit tour to help an Alberta First Nation and made some controversial remarks about the oil sands. A new poll from Insights West has found that Albertans are… 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 »

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 »