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 the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
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 local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?
Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Universal Child Care
Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?
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 immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
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?
In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?
Should the government increase or decrease military spending?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?
Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?
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?
Northern Gateway Pipeline
Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Prime Minister Term Limits
Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?
Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?
Long Form Census
Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?
Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?
Temporary Foreign Workers
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?
Should the government impose a 1% tax on real estate owned by non-residents?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?
Should the government allow digital publishers to place locks on their content (MP3s, etc)?
Should the government increase funding to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?