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Jonas Sjöstedt’s Policies



Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Swedish language?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseYes

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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Sweden?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

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?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, and more police should be added to high crime areas

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersPro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersLess

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Sweden continue to support Israel?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersIncrease

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Sweden be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, and nationalise the banks

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersHelp

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersFewer

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Riksdag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Sweden raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersRaise

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?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should Swedish citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but only for low-income pensioners

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, and it has no intrinsic value

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

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)?

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt votersNo, the government should never subsidize private businesses