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 employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Free Tertiary Education
Should the government provide free tertiary education?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Foreign Land Ownership
Should foreigners need consent to purchase more than five hectares of non-urban land?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should the government increase spending on infrastructure (roads, water and sewerage) to support the construction of more housing communities?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into New Zealand?
Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition
Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
First Home Buyers
Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in New Zealand, have the right to vote?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Should immigrants to New Zealand be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should local councils increase the supply of greenfields, or undeveloped, land for housing?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should New Zealand’s citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?