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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Germany withdraw from the European Union?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

A>A  Public statementsYes


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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

A>A  Party’s support basePro-life

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Germany maintain a presence at the United Nations?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Popular Vote

Should more important political decisions be subjected to a popular vote?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

the Economy  ›  National Pension Fund

Should all government officials be required to pay into the national pension fund?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Germany?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

A>A  Party’s support baseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Germany, have the right to vote?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Germany abolish the inheritance tax?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Germany remain in NATO?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Germany assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should Germany increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

A>A  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Presidential Election

Should the President be elected directly by the people?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Germany continue to support Israel?

A>A  Public statementsNo, cut all support and aid

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Germany be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatized?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate any privatization and have the government operate the trains and tracks

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Martin Winterkorn

Should the former CEO of VW, Martin Winterkorn, face criminal charges for his role in the emissions scandal?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

Should the current number of civil servants be increased or decreased?

A>A  Party’s support baseDecreased

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

A>A  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

A>A  Party’s support baseYes