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Jonas Sjöstedt’s Policies



Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Swedish language?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

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 voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseLess, and there should be no privatization of the healthcare industry

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo, they should be captured and given a fair trial

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

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 voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, and provide more free public transportation

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseHelp

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?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, but require the labelling of foods that are genetically modified

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Sweden raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseRaise

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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 voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseYes, but there should be more restrictions and transparency on how they spend the money

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

  Jonas Sjöstedt voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo