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The quick guide to Germany political parties

Complete list of the political parties political stances

Alternative for Germany

Alternative for Germany’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, until terrorist attacks decrease Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Decrease Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, but maintain free trade agreements with EU nations Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, but with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, we should eliminate any opportunity for terrorists to enter the country Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Increase, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Decrease Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, we should not give aid to any foreign nations Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, but the victim’s family should decide the punishment Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, and adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples before offering to gay couples Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, marriage should be defined as between a man and woman Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Pro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, but only by court order Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Decreased Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, and increase taxes Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, it is double taxation Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Decrease, but only on food and medicine Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: More, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, and lower the cap to 50% Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, classify it as a commodity Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, but allow donations from unions and non-profits Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, tuition costs are currently too expensive Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Science issues

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, but only for deadly contagious diseases Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Yes, and nationalize the industry Source

Environmental issues

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, just enforce existing regulations Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Alternative for Germany’s answer: Less, and provide more government funding Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders Source

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

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

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

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany’s answer: No Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Alternative for Germany voters: Yes Source

Social Democratic Party

Social Democratic Party’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men) Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Increase Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, Assad is a brutal dictator and must be removed from power Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party voters: Decreased Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, but increase the tax-free allowance Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Decrease, to provide economic growth Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Fewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Raise Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Help, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, and lower the cap to 50% Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, and it has no intrinsic value Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, but allow donations from unions and non-profits Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, tuition costs are currently too expensive Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Science issues

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

Environmental issues

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Less, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: No, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders Source

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Social Democratic Party voters: No Source

Christian Democratic Union

Christian Democratic Union’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Increase Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, but renegotiate the terms of our monetary contributions Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Increase, but only after our deficit is drastically reduced Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, and with more aid and support Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Pro-choice Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but only by court order Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, this will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, reform so the tax rate is based on the wealth of the recipient rather than the deceased Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, not until we decrease our national debt Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but provide treatment for those testing positive Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Hurt, I support some private unions but am strongly against public unions Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, classify it as a commodity Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No, but tuition costs should decrease based on family income Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Science issues

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Environmental issues

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds Source

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes, but increase oversight Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: I am satisfied with the current system Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: No Source

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union’s answer: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Christian Democratic Union voters: No Source

The Left

The Left’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services Source

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

The Left’s answer: No Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

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

The Left’s answer: No Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions Source

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

The Left’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men) Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Disband NATO and leave the military structures of NATO Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations Source

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

The Left voters: No Source

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

The Left voters: No Source

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine. Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Pro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes, we should respect all cultural traditions Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left’s answer: No Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption Source

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

The Left voters: Increased Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, and adjust it every year according to inflation Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

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

The Left voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left’s answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, but increase the tax-free allowance Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Increase, but only on luxury purchases Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: Fewer Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Raise Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Help, but ban their ability to make political donations Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, and neither should corporations and business organizations Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes, and lower the cap to 50% Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, and political campaigns should be publicly funded Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

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

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, tuition costs are currently too expensive Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

Science issues

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

The Left’s answer: No, fund public ad campaigns about the risks and benefits instead Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

Environmental issues

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

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: No Source

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

The Left voters: Yes Source

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

The Left’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

The Left’s answer: Less, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses Source

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

The Left have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

The Left voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

The Left’s answer: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

The Left voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

The Left voters: No Source

Free Democratic Party

Free Democratic Party’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Increase Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men) Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Increase Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Decrease Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, spending life in prison is a harsher sentence Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Pro-choice Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, we should pass tougher drug laws Source

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Decreased Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, it is double taxation Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but more priority should be given to food safety and environmental protection Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: More Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Lower Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Help Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, classify it as a commodity Source

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, but tuition costs should decrease based on family income Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Science issues

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Environmental issues

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: No, just enforce existing regulations Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, but not in heavily populated areas Source

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Free Democratic Party’s answer: More, and privatize the entire healthcare industry Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party’s answer: Yes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Free Democratic Party voters: No Source

Alliance ’90/The Greens

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Increase Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, we should accept 10,000 refugees Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Decrease Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Increase Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalition Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Increased Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, and make it a living wage Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should the church tax be abolished? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy Source

Should the government abolish the inheritance tax? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Decrease, but only on food and medicine Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse Source

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Fewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Raise Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Help Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, and lower the cap to 20% Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Electoral issues

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, on regional but not national issues Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

Should the President be elected directly by the people? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should political parties receive money from the government? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Education issues

Should tuition at public universities be free? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, tuition costs are currently too expensive Source

Do you support charter schools? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Science issues

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

Environmental issues

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production Source

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Healthcare issues

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Less, and provide more government funding Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Criminal issues

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens’ answer: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: Yes Source

Should the national railway be privatized? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

Alliance ’90/The Greens voters: No Source

Christian Social Union in Bavaria

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s political stances

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes, and ban all immigration until the government improves its screening process Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria voters: Yes Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Foreign Policy issues

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes, but with less focus on military training and more focus on education and skill development Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria voters: Yes Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes Source

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Increase Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Increase Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the European Commission be dismantled? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Do you support the creation of a European Army? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Social issues

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No, too many people are innocently convicted Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No, and adoption agencies should prioritize offering children to straight couples before offering to gay couples Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No, the government should never require the diversity of private businesses Source

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

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes Source

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria have not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

Domestic Policy issues

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)? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: No, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices Source

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places? stats discuss

Christian Social Union in Bavaria’s answer: Yes