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 terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
Should New Zealand maintain a presence at the United Nations?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Free Tertiary Education
Should the government provide free tertiary education?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Maori Parliament Seats
Should New Zealand abolish Maori parliament seats?
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 people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into New Zealand?
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?
Foreign Land Ownership
Should foreigners need consent to purchase more than five hectares of non-urban land?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?
COVID Employment Health Pass
Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should the government increase spending on infrastructure (roads, water and sewerage) to support the construction of more housing communities?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should New Zealand raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should local councils increase the supply of greenfields, or undeveloped, land for housing?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
First Home Buyers
Should the government increase incentives for first home buyers?
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?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in New Zealand, have the right to vote?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should the underlying technology of our financial system (credit, savings, investing, purchasing) transition from an institutionally owned industry to a decentralised protocol (similar to the internet) that is not owned by any corporation?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Should New Zealand increase or decrease military spending?
Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should the World Bank and International Monetary Fund provide financial aid to the Taliban government in Afghanistan?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should immigrants to New Zealand be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should New Zealand’s citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?