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  The West May be Best - But Can Its Cities Retain Their Quality of Life?  
 
Date: June 26, 2014
Westerners love where they live, and think the future of the Canadian economy lies in the West, not the east. But dig deeper into the data and you find there is a caveat to all this optimism. Westerners also think that there are major challenges [...]
 
 
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  Cities in the West Rate Highest for Quality of Life  
 
Date: June 18, 2014
The online poll, conducted in early June by Vancouver-based Mustel Group, an opinion research firm, and Toronto-based AskingCanadians, an online data collection firm, reflects the views of 633 respondents in the two most westerly provinces.
 
 
 
 
  Lotteries, Love and Death Figure in Majority of Home Purchase Plans  
 
Date: April 1, 2014
In a recent poll conducted by Mustel Group for Vancity, Fifty per cent of potential first-time British Columbia homebuyers said winning a lottery, getting married or inheriting a pile of cash are some of the ways they could get together a down payment.
 
 
  Almost Half of BC Adults Do Not Have a Will  
 
Date: March 29, 2014
The Mustel Group conducted an omnibus telephone poll in March 2014 among 502 adults in BC. It found that 20% of people in the 18-to-34 age range, 51% between 35 and 54, and 83% of individuals 55+ have a will in place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  2014  
 
Fraud Awareness Month in BC:
Part 2
Day 2 of Province newspaper feature on Fraud Awareness Month in BC.
Fraud Awareness Month in BC:
Part 1
The Province, along with accounting firm MNP LLP commissioned Mustel Group to conduct a poll to measure awareness and experiences with financial fraud among B.C. based businesses and consumers. The survey of 400 individuals found that 27 per cent had...
 
     
 
City of Vancouver Resident's Views of Port and Exports
The following is a summary of the findings from a survey conducted by web among a random sample of 500 City of Vancouver residents, 18 years of age and over. The survey was completed January 6-15th, 2014.
BC Residents Big Olympic Fans
The results of a Mustel Group poll regarding the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia informs that...
 
 
 
 
  2013  
 
The Data Effect Conference - Research Use of Healthcare Records
A survey conducted by Mustel Group, with results being presented at the up-coming The Data Effect conference in Vancouver on December 5, 2013, reveals...
Community Satisfaction Survey Results
With the Union of BC Municipalities annual meeting of mayors, councillors and staff taking place this week in Vancouver, Mustel Group decided it would be a good time to check in with residents across BC about.....
 
     
 
Online and Telephone Methodologies-Myths and Truths
With the outcome of the recent BC election surprising the largest polling firms in the country, a debate has emerged over which method - web panel surveys or telephone surveys - most accurately reflects public opinion. Notwithstanding the fact that...
10 Percentage Point Gap between NDP and BC Liberals
A survey taken by Mustel Group January 11th - 21st shows that 43% of BC voters would support the NDP and 33% would vote for the BC Liberals if an election were held tomorrow...
 
 
 
 
  2012  
 
8 Percentage Point Gap between NDP and BC Liberals
A survey taken by Mustel Group March 5-19th shows that 42% of BC voters would support the NDP and 34% would vote for the BC Liberals if an election were held tomorrow...
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
  2011  
 
BC Voters Continue to Support Federal Conservatives
A Mustel Group poll taken March 31 to April 12 among a random sample of 500 BC adults shows that the Conservative Party has a substantial lead over the Liberal Party at this point...
Recession, 'net create new reality for retailers
"What's it all about Alfie?" is a common theme song among retailers these days. With consumers still shell shocked from the recession,...
 
     
 
Consumer Trends 2011
Presentation to International Council of Shopping Centres.
 
 
 
 
  2010  
 
Five Percentage Point Gap Between NDP and BC Liberals
A survey taken by Mustel Group November 4th to 15th (after the Premier's announcement) shows that 42% of BC voters would support the NDP and 37% would vote for the BC Liberals...
November 19, 2010
NDP Maintains 9 Percentage Point Lead Over Summer
Throughout the summer, the NDP has maintained a lead of approximately 9 percentage points over the BC Liberals according to Mustel Group’s most recent survey...
September 14, 2010
Mustel Group Poll Shows 12 Percentage Point Lead for NDP
Support for the BC Liberals has fallen to 32% in Mustel Group’s most recent survey (taken May 6-16). Support for the NDP is holding steady....
May 20, 2010
 
     
 
Strong Support for Cell Phone Legislation
On the day that fines will start to be issued to drivers using a hand held device, a Mustel Group survey shows strong support for the legislation....
February 1, 2010
Vancouver Residents Staying Close to Home During Olympics
The majority of Vancouver residents are staying in town during the Olympics with most staying home to watch....
January 19, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  2009  
 
Voters Expressing Discontent with Both Liberals and NDP
Support for both the BC Liberals and NDP has softened since Mustel Group's last measure in August, with voters increasingly turning to the Green Party and BC Conservative Party....
November 20, 2009
BC Liberal Support Tumbles While NDP Gain
The BC Liberals have dropped 8 percentage points in voter support since the election while the NDP have gained 4 percentage points, bringing the NDP into the lead....
August 27, 2009
General Economic Outlook Upbeat in British Columbia
The majority of British Columbians expect their personal financial status over the next year to ‘stay the same’ (56%) or ‘improve’ (26%). Only 15% expect their status to deteriorate....
June 25, 2009
BC Liberals Hold 9 Point Lead
The BC Liberals have a 9 percentage point lead over the NDP according to a Mustel Group poll taken among a random telephone sample of 852 eligible BC voters...
May 7, 2009
 
     
 
BC Liberals Hold Strong Lead
The BC Liberals have a 17 percentage point lead over the NDP according to the most recent Mustel Group poll taken among a random telephone sample of eligible BC voters...
April 14, 2009
British Columbians Show Optimism Regarding Personal Finances
More British Columbians expect their personal financial status over the next year to improve, than to deteriorate....
March 17, 2009
Gap Widens Between BC Liberals and NDP
The BC Liberals have increased their lead to 16 percentage points over the NDP according to the most recent Mustel Group poll (February 2-10th)....
February 13, 2009
BC Liberals Pull Out Ahead of NDP
The most recent Mustel Group poll (taken January 8-15th) shows the BC Liberals with a 14 percentage point lead over the NDP....
January 19, 2009
 
 
 
 
 
 
  2008  
BC Liberals and NDP Neck and Neck
The most recent Mustel Group poll (taken November 14th-22nd) indicates that the BC Liberals and NDP are essentially neck and neck....
November 25, 2008
Lest we forget, Canadians oppose war in Afghanistan
It has been more than six years since Canadian troops first arrived in Afghanistan and two years since Canada took on a more prominent role...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - November 2008
What's eating you?
The saying is, "You are what you eat" (think about that as you dive into your turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving), but when looking at food trends, it seems that we eat what we are....
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - October 2008
Get smarts
The carefree days of summer are coming to an end with the Oprah's Big Give makes good annual back-to-school ritual upon us....
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - September 2008
BC Voters Supporting Federal Conservatives
A Mustel Group poll taken September 2nd to 8th... shows that the Conservative Party has a substantial lead over the Liberal Party at this point in the campaign...
September 16, 2008
Fat city
The ever-frustrating battle of the bulge has become less about losing the "love handles" and fitting into that "yellow polka-dot bikini" and more of a health risk and concern...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - August 2008
(Mostly) happy birthdays to us
This year marks 100 years since the first modern-day celebration of Father's Day in North America. Over the years, the faces of...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - July 2008
 
     
 
Concern about Gas Prices
A recent Mustel Group poll (taken June 9-19th) among 750 BC residents shows that for the first time ever, concern about fuel costs surpasses concern about the environment and other key issues such as...
June 26, 2008
How's Your Daddy?
This year marks 100 years since the first modern-day celebration of Fatherfs Day in North America. Over the years, the faces of...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - June 2008
Over the hill, or just overlooked
One of the more common gripes we hear from consumers about fashion retailers today...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - May 2008
Diet for a green planet: carrots
The debate over whether or not human activity is contributing to global warming is (almost) over,...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - April 2008
Federal Conservatives and Liberals Neck and Neck in B.C.
The Conservative Party and the Liberal Party are in a dead heat in B.C. according to a Mustel Group Poll taken earlier this month among a random sample of 800 B.C. adults...
April 24, 2008
Vote for change? How much?
The theme of the U.S. election is "change" but whether we like it or not, change is upon us.
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - March 2008
Love? Yes. Marriage? Hmm...
Have we given up on love and marriage?...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - February 2008
Retail Industry Experts Present Up-Coming BC Trends
A panel of retail experts presented their predictions regarding up-coming retail trends at a luncheon on January 17...
January 23, 2008
 
 
 
 
 
  2007  
 
'Tis the Season to be Stressing
The pursuit of happiness is an undertaking constantly challenged by the stressors of life, and the Holiday Season is a great example of this challenge...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - December 2007
Strong Support for BC Liberals Continues
The most recent Mustel Group poll indicates that support for the BC Liberals has remained strong over the fall session...
November 26, 2007
Vancouver Shopping Streets Booming
It began with Robson Street, but now many of Vancouverfs street shopping areas are booming...
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine (VLM) - November 2007
Conservative Party Holding Lead in B.C.
A Mustel Group poll taken earlier this month ... shows that the Conservative Party is holding its lead in B.C. ...
October 31, 2007
Car Congestion Impact Travel Choices for GVRD Residents
GVRD residents broadly agree that car congestion is becoming worse in the region...
September 07, 2007
Support for BC Liberals Remains Strong
The most recent Mustel Group poll (taken August 8-20) indicates that support for the BC Liberals has remained strong...
August 23, 2007
BC Supports Vancouverfs Supervised Injection Site (InSite)
A recent survey conducted by Mustel Group among a random sample of 852 B.C. adults... shows continuing support for InSite...
June 27, 2007
Public Slightly Less Interested in Pickton Trial
The second poll on public interest in the murder trial of Robert Pickton in six months has found British Columbians slightly less interested in media coverage of the case.
June 21, 2007
 
     
 
Conservative Party Loses Ground in B.C.
A Mustel Group poll taken earlier this month... shows that the Conservative Party has lost support in recent months in B.C....
June 20, 2007
Support for B.C. Liberals Grows
The most recent Mustel Group poll (taken April 27 to May 6) indicates that support for the BC Liberals has increased...
May 10, 2007
Conservative Party Gains Ground in B.C.
A Mustel Group poll taken earlier this month among a random sample of 750 B.C. adults (+/-3.6% margin of error) shows that the Conservative Party has made gains in recent months in B.C. ...
March 29, 2007
Support for BC Liberals Remains Strong
The most recent Mustel Group poll (taken February 14-18) indicates...
February 28, 2007
Public Response to BC Government Environment Plans
A poll commissioned by Global TV among a random sample of 300 B.C. adults indicates...
February 14, 2007
Public Split on Interest in Pickton Trial
The first poll on public interest in the murder trial of Robert Pickton has found that slightly more than half of British Columbians (52%) are interested in media coverage of the case.
January 22, 2007
Federal Liberal Party Gains Ground in B.C.
A Mustel Group poll taken earlier this month among a random sample of 806 B.C. adults shows that the federal Liberal party has gained ground in B.C. since the election of Stéphane Dion as party leader...
January 16, 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
   
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