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Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes


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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

LP>LP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but only in places where crime rates are high

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseLess

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

LP>LP  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)?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

LP>LP  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?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo