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, as well as census data estimates by income, race, education, and household. Choose an issue below to start exploring.
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
Police Body Cameras
Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?
2020 US Presidential Election Legitimacy
Was the 2020 US presidential election conducted fairly?
Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?
Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
Planned Parenthood Funding
Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
COVID Employment Health Pass
Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?
Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education
Should critical race theory be taught in K-12 education?
Masks on Public Transportation
Should the Federal government mandate that masks be worn by all people on public transportation?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Racial Sensitivity Training
Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?
Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?
Qualified Immunity for Police
Do you support qualified immunity for police officers?
Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?
Free College for All
Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?
Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?
Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Paid Sick Leave
Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?
Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?
Religious Freedom Act
Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?
Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
No-Fly List Gun Control
Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?
Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?
Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Supreme Court Reform
Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?
Dakota Access Pipeline
Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?
Illegal Immigrant Detainment
Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?
Medicaid Work Requirement
Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?
Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?
Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?
Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?
Women in Combat
Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?
Alaska Wildlife Refuge
Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?
Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?
Capital Gains Tax
Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?
NSA Domestic Surveillance
Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?
Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Mandatory minimum prison sentences
Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Corporate Mega Mergers
Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?
Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?
Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Free Tax Filing
Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?
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 increase or decrease military spending?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should undocumented immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?
Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Do you support limiting police unions collective bargaining power for cases involving misconduct?
Medicare Drug Prices
Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Paris Climate Agreement
Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
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)?
Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Military Congressional Approval
Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?
Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?
Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?
Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?
Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?
North Korea Military Strikes
Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?
Should the government offer students a voucher that they can use to attend private schools?
Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?
Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?
Should gig workers such as Uber drivers be classified as employees?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?
Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?
Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?
Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?
Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?
Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?
Online Sales Tax
Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?
Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
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 classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?