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 »

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 »

Your Insights on the BC Leaders’ Debate

An overnight News1130/Insights West poll of 385 British Columbian residents shows that 68% watched at least some of the televised leader’s debate, and results suggest a tie, with 31% feeling Adrian Dix won, and a nearly equal number feeling Christy Clark won (28%). Vancouver, BC – A jointly conducted News1130/Insights West Poll overnight poll of… Read more »

Domestic Energy Needs a Priority for Albertans, British Columbians

British Columbians want to proceed with caution on LNG, particularly on the issue of extraction. Vancouver, BC – Western Canadians believe that the country’s own energy needs should be the most important component of any new national policy, a new Insights West survey conducted in partnership with BC Business and Alberta Venture has found. The… Read more »

BC and Alberta Would Pick William as Next Monarch

A third of British Columbians and one-in-four Albertans would like Canada to have an elected head of state. Vancouver, BC – Residents of British Columbia and Alberta would like to see Prince William become the next King of Canada, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, almost… Read more »

Albertans Overwhelmingly Reject a Provincial Sales Tax

More than a third of residents say the economic conditions are poor, but most expect the price of oil to recover. Calgary, AB – The economic uncertainty provoked by the recent drop in the price of oil has not led Albertans to embrace the concept of a provincial sales tax, a new Insights West poll… Read more »

Half of British Columbians Oppose Northern Gateway

In a purported province-wide referendum, almost half of the province’s residents would say “No” to the project. Vancouver, BC – Public support for the Northern Gateway Pipeline has dropped in British Columbia but remains high in Alberta, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, four-in-five British Columbians… Read more »

Metro Vancouver Still Divided on Coal Shipping Facility

Two thirds of residents are concerned over the effect coal may have on air quality. Vancouver, BC – There is no consensus in Metro Vancouver on the recently approved coal transport facility at Fraser Surrey Docks, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative sample of Metro Vancouver residents,… Read more »

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 »

Wide Support for New Physician-Assisted Suicide Law in Canada

Only 11% of Canadians think physician-assisted suicide should not be allowed under any circumstances. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are in favour of enacting physician-assisted suicide legislation that matches this year’s Supreme Court ruling, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of a representative national sample, four-in-five Canadians (79%) either… Read more »