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 increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Maori Parliament Seats
Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Free Tertiary Education
Should the government provide free tertiary education?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
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 be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
First Home Buyers
Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?
Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into New Zealand?
Should the government increase spending on infrastructure (roads, water and sewerage) to support the construction of more housing communities?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Foreign Land Ownership
Should foreigners need consent to purchase more than five hectares of non-urban land?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in New Zealand, have the right to vote?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should local councils increase the supply of greenfields, or undeveloped, land for housing?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
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 government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?
Should immigrants to New Zealand be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?