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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Germany withdraw from the European Union?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies


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Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the German language?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Germany raise taxes on the rich?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

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?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

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

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Popular Vote

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, on regional but not national issues

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

C>C  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)?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

C>C  Party’s support baseLess

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Germany accept refugees from Syria?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Germany assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo, capture, interrogate, and imprison them instead

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Germany remain in NATO?

C>C  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Germany abolish the inheritance tax?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatized?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Germany increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

C>C  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Germany continue to support Israel?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

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?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the German flag?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

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

C>C  Party’s support baseIncreased

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Bundestag?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

C>C  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

C>C  Party’s support baseNo