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Left Party platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Swedish [people] voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

LP>LP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

LP>LP  Public statementsYes


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

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  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

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

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

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

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

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, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

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

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Transition

Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive 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, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseLess

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Employment Health Pass

Should the government require employees of large businesses to be vaccinated from COVID?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

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

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should Sweden continue to support Israel?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

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  ›  Military Spending

Should Sweden increase or decrease military spending?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseDecrease

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

LP>LP  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?

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

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseHelp

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

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

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseFewer

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  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Mandates for Customers

Should private businesses have the right to ask customers for their vaccination status?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

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 Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Sweden raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseRaise

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

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. and NATO use military forces to defend Ukraine from a Russian invasion?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

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

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

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

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseYes

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  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

LP>LP  Party’s support baseNo