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 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 government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?
Should the federal government increase spending on healthcare?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should Quebec be granted sovereignty from the rest of Canada?
Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?
Should preventative dental care be covered under Canada’s universal healthcare plan?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
COVID Employment Health Pass
Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?
Should low income international students be provided with a free education?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
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 environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Mental Health Funding
Should the government increase funding for mental health initiatives?
Universal Child Care
Should the federal government subsidize universal child care?
Should the federal government put a cap on university tuition rates?
Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Student Loan Debt
Should the government forgive up to $20,000 of student loan debt?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?
Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?
Should immigrants to Canada be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should Canada raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Canada?
Should the federal government subsidize the production and consumption of renewable energy sources?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
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)?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Local Environmental Guidelines
Should local governments follow environmental guidelines set by the United Nations?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
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 invest in urban, commuter rail infrastructure?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provide financial aid to the Taliban government in Afghanistan?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?
Should Canada increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should Canadian aboriginals receive more government funds?
Should prisoners serving life sentences for first degree murder be eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years?
Non-Resident Real Tax
Should the government impose a 1% tax on real estate owned by non-residents?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
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 increase or decrease military spending?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Foreign Owned Homes
Should foreigners be banned from buying homes in Canada for 2 years?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should the government spend $1 billion on freshwater research to restore and protect large lakes and rivers?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should Canada switch to a proportional representation voting system?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Northern Gateway Pipeline
Do you support the Northern Gateway pipeline project?
Home Buyer Incentives
Should the government subsidize home buyers who make less than $120K per year?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should all public buses and trains run on electric power?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should the government subsidize the building of 1.4 million new homes over the next four years?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should postsecondary education be a provincial or federal responsibility?
Should the government allow TransCanada to expropriate private property for the construction of the Keystone pipeline?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Canada, have the right to vote?
In order to reduce energy costs, should the government nationalize or privatize the energy sector?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Do you support Bill C-51, which expands local police and intelligence agencies’ authority to prevent terrorism?
Should the employee contribution rate for the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) be raised above its current 4.49% rate?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should Canada continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
Temporary Foreign Workers
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?
Should the government increase funding to the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should employment insurance be given to those who work seasonal jobs including tourism, fishery and farming?
Small Business Funding
Should the government increase funding for small businesses?
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?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
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 CSA (Canadian Standards Association)?
Should the government permit the use of drones for commercial purposes?