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.
Do you agree with the UK’s Brexit decision to withdraw from the European Union?
Should there be more or less privatisation of the NHS?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Deportation of Suspected Terrorists
Should the UK deport immigrants who are considered to be promoting terrorism?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United Kingdom?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the UK reinstate a form of mandatory national service?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme
Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the government prosecute people who avoid paying taxes by hiding money in foreign bank accounts?
Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
United States of Europe
Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?
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 increase or decrease foreign aid spending?
Should the government increase or decrease military spending?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
Should the U.K. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?
West Lothian Question
Should Welsh, Scottish, and Northern Irish MPs be entitled to vote on legislation which only affects England?
Should every student be required to take a GCSE exam at the end of Year Eleven?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Free School Meals
Should free meals be offered to all primary school students?
Should all state schools be required to follow a standard curriculum?
Would you support the return of a selective education system and the reintroduction of grammar schools?
Emergency Medical Care
Should foreign visitors have to pay for emergency medical treatment during their stay in the UK?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in the United Kingdom, have the right to vote?
Should the UK increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
European Union Countries
Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
NHS Profit Reimbursement
Should private firms reimburse the NHS if they exceed a 5% profit on contracts?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Should homeowners pay higher taxes on "mansions" valued over £2m?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Central EU Agency
Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?
Should immigrants to the United Kingdom be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Should the UK switch to a proportional representation voting system?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should child benefits be restricted to a maximum of two children?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
EU Authoritarian Sanctions
Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?
Young Benefit Claimants
Should 18-21 year olds take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
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)?
Devolved English Parliament
Should England establish a devolved Parliament?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Should the government allow businesses, charities, parents or teachers to use public money to start "free schools"?
Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Should the U.K. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?
Should the Welsh assembly be granted more devolved power from Parliament to create regional laws?
Should the UK assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?
Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?
Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)
Do you support the use of Antisocial Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)?
Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes?
Should the government abolish the non-domicile rule which allows residents to limit the tax paid on earnings outside the UK?
High Speed 2
Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham?
Buy to Let
Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?