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