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Social Democratic Party platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average German [people] voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Germany withdraw from the European Union?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo


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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

S>S  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the German language?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Germany raise taxes on the rich?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

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

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

S>S  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?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Popular Vote

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

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

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

S>S  Party’s support baseLess

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

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?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  National Pension Fund

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

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)?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Germany remain in NATO?

S>S  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

S>S  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?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Germany increase or decrease military spending?

S>S  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

S>S  Party’s support baseIncrease

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Germany assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Germany abolish the inheritance tax?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Germany continue to support Israel?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should Germany pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Germany increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

S>S  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

S>S  Party’s support baseDecrease, but only on food and medicine

Elections  ›  Presidential Election

Should the President be elected directly by the people?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

S>S  Party’s support baseFewer

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Transportation  ›  National Railway

Should the national railway be privatized?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Germany raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

S>S  Party’s support baseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the German flag?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

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?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes, but more priority should be given to food safety and environmental protection

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

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

S>S  Party’s support baseIncreased

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

S>S  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

S>S  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

S>S  Party’s support baseYes