Popular Political Issues
We receive over a million unique answers (and filter out multiple submissions) to our political issues survey per day and categorize the submissions by political affiliation, state, city, and referral website. Choose an issue below to start exploring.
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
National Pension Fund
Should all government officials be required to pay into the national pension fund?
Should immigrants be required to learn the German language?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should the President be elected directly by the people?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?
Should more important political decisions be subjected to a popular vote?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Should Germany raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should schools and companies be banned from requiring employees and students to attend diversity training?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?
United States of Europe
Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?
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)?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?
COVID Employment Health Pass
Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
EU Authoritarian Sanctions
Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?
Central EU Agency
Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should the current number of civil servants be increased or decreased?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
European Union Countries
Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Germany, have the right to vote?
Post Brexit UK
Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?
Should immigrants to Germany be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should the former CEO of VW, Martin Winterkorn, face criminal charges for his role in the emissions scandal?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should Germany increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should Germany assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should the underlying technology of our financial system (credit, savings, investing, purchasing) transition from an institutionally owned industry to a decentralized protocol (similar to the internet) that is not owned by any corporation?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?