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Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Swedish language?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes


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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

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?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

CD>CD  Party’s support basePro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseIncrease

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseMore

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Sweden continue to support Israel?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

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?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, capture, interrogate, and imprison them instead

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseHurt

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseMore

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Riksdag?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Sweden raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseLower

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?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

CD>CD  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)?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet