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Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

SDP>SDP  Public statementsYes


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Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Sweden withdraw from the European Union?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Sweden raise taxes on the rich?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Sweden accept refugees from Syria?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseLess

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Sweden assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

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

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Sweden increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseIncrease

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Church Tax

Should the church tax be abolished?

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Sweden abolish the inheritance tax?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

SDP>SDP  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?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

SDP>SDP  Public statementsHelp

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Swedish flag?

SDP>SDP  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)?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the Riksdag?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo, we already have term limits that are called “elections”

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

SDP>SDP  Party’s support baseNo