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These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average New Zealander voter ranked them on the quiz.

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Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  ChatGPTNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  ChatGPTPro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  ChatGPTYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

  ChatGPTYes


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Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  ChatGPTYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  ChatGPTNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should New Zealand raise taxes on the rich?

  ChatGPTYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Internet Regulation

Should the government regulate the internet?

  ChatGPTNo, do not censor or monitor data

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Should the death penalty be reinstated?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  ChatGPTYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

  ChatGPTYes, but only for non-surgical treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  ChatGPTNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  ChatGPTNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  ChatGPTFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Housing  ›  First Home Buyers

Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorist Citizenship

Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?

  ChatGPTNo, they should be detained, investigated, and given a fair trial once they re-enter our country

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  ChatGPTNo, this is a waste of time and money

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favour of decriminalising drug use?

  ChatGPTNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should the government provide free tertiary education?

  ChatGPTYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  ChatGPTYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

Housing  ›  Foreign Land Ownership

Should foreigners need consent to purchase more than five hectares of non-urban land?

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  ChatGPTNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Housing  ›  Housing Infrastructure

Should the government increase spending on infrastructure (roads, water and sewerage) to support the construction of more housing communities?

  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  ChatGPTYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

  ChatGPTYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Retirement Age

Should the age of retirement be raised?

  ChatGPTNo, the current age of 65 is sufficient

Domestic Policy  ›  Maori Parliament Seats

Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  National Standards

Do you support national standards in education?

  ChatGPTNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  ChatGPTYes, but allow people to use private insurance

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  Te Reo Māori

Should Te Reo Māori be compulsory in schools?

  ChatGPTYes

Education  ›  Student Allowance

Should more students be eligible for an allowance?

  ChatGPTYes, and increase the amount of allowance

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  ChatGPTNo, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatisation

Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?

  ChatGPTI am satisfied with the current system

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  ChatGPTKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  ChatGPTNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  ChatGPTYes, but in the form of tax breaks for low income citizens

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrant Ban

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  ChatGPTNo

Social  ›  Teacher and Faculty Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for teachers and faculty?

  ChatGPTYes, and all schools should require mandatory diversity training

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

  ChatGPTNo, I think businesses should require vaccination but not by government mandate

Domestic Policy  ›  Woman Quotas

Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?

  ChatGPTYes, our government should reflect the diversity of our society

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  ChatGPTYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  ChatGPTNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  ChatGPTYes

Elections  ›  Mental competency testing

Should politicians over 75 years of age have required to pass a mental competency test?

  ChatGPTYes, and politicians of any age should be required to pass a mental competency test

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  ChatGPTYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  ChatGPTYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

the Environment  ›  1080 Ban

Should the government ban the use of 1080?

  ChatGPTYes, and aggressively pursue alternative methods

Healthcare  ›  Medical Consensus

Should medical boards penalize doctors who give health advice that contradicts contemporary scientific consensus?

  ChatGPTYes, this will decrease the amount of misinformation patients receive

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  ChatGPTYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should New Zealand increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  ChatGPTIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Social  ›  Employee Diversity Training

Should companies be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for employees?

  ChatGPTYes, and all companies should require mandatory diversity training

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  ChatGPTNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  ChatGPTYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  ChatGPTYes, but only in response to extreme situations

Social  ›  Student Diversity Training

Should schools be allowed to require mandatory diversity training for students?

  ChatGPTYes, and all schools should require mandatory diversity training

Social  ›  Parental Leave

Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?

  ChatGPTNo, but increase the equal pay amount and duration of leave

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  ChatGPTYes, replace police with unarmed community based responders for non-violent calls

the Environment  ›  Water Tax

Should businesses be taxed for the water they use?

  ChatGPTYes, and use the funds to clean up local waterways

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  ChatGPTNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe trade unions help or hurt the economy?

  ChatGPTHelp

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the crime was not committed while in office

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  ChatGPTNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize New Zealand farmers?

  ChatGPTYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Environment  ›  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Should the government build a network of electric vehicle charging stations?

  ChatGPTYes, but only if they use renewable energy sources

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to New Zealand be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  ChatGPTYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  ChatGPTNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in New Zealand, have the right to vote?

  ChatGPTYes, but only after living in the country for 5 years

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  ChatGPTYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  ChatGPTYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  ChatGPTNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine and Nato

Should Ukraine join NATO?

  ChatGPTNo, this should be decided after the current war ends so we avoid a third world war

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

  ChatGPTYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukrainian Defense Funding

Should New Zealand provide military supplies and funding to Ukraine?

  ChatGPTYes, but only provide humanitarian aid

Domestic Policy  ›  TikTok Ban

Should the government ban TikTok?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  ChatGPTNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  ChatGPTNo

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  ChatGPTYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should New Zealand’s citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  ChatGPTYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should New Zealand increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  ChatGPTIncrease, but only for countries that have no human rights violations

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  ChatGPTNo

Education  ›  University Debt Accountability

Should universities be held financially accountable if graduates, with degrees leading to lower income jobs, default on their student loans?

  ChatGPTNo, we should instead focus on decreasing the cost of education

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?

  ChatGPTDecrease

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  ChatGPTNo, this would give too much political power to a small number of representatives

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the flag of New Zealand?

  ChatGPTNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Gig worker tax reporting

Should online payment platforms be forced to report all transactions over $600 to the IRS?

  ChatGPTNo, private transactions should be kept private

Foreign Policy  ›  Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Which side of the Israeli Palestinian conflict do you sympathize with more?

  ChatGPTBoth equally

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  ChatGPTYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Technology  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government mandate that large tech companies share their algorithms with regulators?

  ChatGPTNo

Technology  ›  Cryptocurrencies

Should the government implement stricter regulations on the use of cryptocurrencies?

  ChatGPTNo, and citizens should be allowed to protect their savings from reckless fiscal policies or subjugation

the Economy  ›  Stock Buybacks

Should the government tax stock buybacks?

  ChatGPTNo

the Economy  ›  Decentralised Finance

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?

  ChatGPTYes, this would reduce wealth inequality by providing more transparent, affordable, and inclusive access to financial services

Foreign Policy  ›  Saudi Arabia and Iran

Should the government support peace talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

  ChatGPTYes, we should always promote diplomatic peace talks during foreign conflicts