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 there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?
Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?
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)?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?
Should the government increase or decrease military spending?
Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?
Should Canada provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?
Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?
Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
North Korea Military Strikes
Should Canada conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?
Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?
Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?
Universal Child Care
Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?
Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?
Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
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?
Prime Minister Term Limits
Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?
Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Temporary Foreign Workers
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Northern Gateway Pipeline
Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?
Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?
Long Form Census
Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?
Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?
Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (MP3s, etc)?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?