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Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Stefan Löfven 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?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes


Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Stefan Löfven 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?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

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 baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Stefan Löfven 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 baseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, 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?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

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?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Sweden continue to support Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

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?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Stefan Löfven 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

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)?

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

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Riksdag?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

  Stefan Löfven voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseNo