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 people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Mental Health Funding
Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?
Should low income international students be provided with a free education?
Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for students?
Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for teachers and faculty?
Small Business Funding
Should the government increase funding for small businesses?
Should immigrants from high risk countries be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Should prescription drugs be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Universal Child Care
Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?
Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?
Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?
Student Loan Debt
Should the government forgive up to $20,000 of student loan debt?
Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?
Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should the government subsidize the building of 1.4 million new homes over the next four years?
Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?
COVID Employment Health Pass
Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Local Environmental Guidelines
Should local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?
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 government ban surcharges tacked onto concert tickets, cable bills, banking services, hotel bookings and other purchases?
Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?
Prime Minister Term Limits
Should term limits be set for the role of Prime Minister?
Should Canadian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Home Buyer Incentives
Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?
Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Non-Resident Real Tax
Should the government impose a 1% tax on real estate owned by non-residents?
Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?
Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Foreign Owned Homes
Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?
Should the government increase or decrease military spending?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
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?
Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?
Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?
Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should companies be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for employees?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should universities be held financially accountable if graduates, with degrees leading to lower income jobs, default on their student loans?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?
Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?
Northern Gateway Pipeline
Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?
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 the government provide subsidies to taxpayers who purchase an electric vehicle?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Temporary Foreign Workers
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?
Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Long Form Census
Should the government reinstate the long form mandatory census?
Should the government lift sanctions on the Venezuelan government?
Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should the federal government invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should the technology of our financial system transition to a decentralized protocol, that is not owned or controlled by any corporation, similar to the internet?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?
Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?
Should the government classify cryptocurrencies as legal forms of payment?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?
Should the government increase funding to the CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?