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I side with Ben Carson on 4% of issues in the 2016 Presidential election

Issues we side on...

the Environment

Most Important

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? Stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes Source

Foreign Policy

Most Important

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

Your partially similar answer: No, and abolish the NSA

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? Stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes, but scale back our current involvement Source

Domestic Policy

Most Important

Do you support the Patriot Act? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

Your similar answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Most Important

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

Your partially similar answer: No, and abolish the NSA

Somewhat Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? Stats Discuss

Your answers: No Source

Somewhat Important

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? Stats Discuss

Your answers: Yes, people are now living longer than when the program was created Source

Social

More Important

What is your stance on abortion? Stats Discuss

Your answers: Pro-life Source

More Important

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? Stats Discuss

Your answers: No Source

Less Important

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, the government should support abstinence programs instead Source

Your similar answer: No

the Economy

More Important

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

Your similar answer: Yes, property taxes rates do not reflect the owners ability to pay

Somewhat Important

Should the government subsidize farmers? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

Your similar answer: No

Somewhat Important

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Stats Discuss

Your answers: No Source

Immigration

More Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes, if they were born here Source

Your barely similar answer: Yes, and abolish all national borders

Issues we do not side on...

the Environment

Most Important

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, end all offshore oil drilling

Most Important

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, and global warming is a natural occurrence Source

You: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

More Important

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

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Healthcare

Most Important

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Most Important

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

More Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes

Foreign Policy

Most Important

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes, and with more aid and support Source

You: No, we should be less involved

Most Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights Source

You: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Most Important

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

You: No

Most Important

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

More Important

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes

Education

Most Important

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education

More Important

Do you support Common Core national standards? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing Source

You: Yes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

Domestic Policy

Most Important

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes

Most Important

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, only voters should be allowed to finance political campaigns

Most Important

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

You: Yes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

Most Important

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)? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

More Important

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Somewhat Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No

Social

Most Important

Do you support the death penalty? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No

Most Important

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No

More Important

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

Ben Carson voters: Yes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness Source

You: No

More Important

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, marriage should be defined as between a man and woman Source

You: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

the Economy

Most Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family Source

You: Yes

Most Important

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

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, reduce military spending instead

Most Important

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, and the gender wage gap is a myth Source

You: Yes

Somewhat Important

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson has not answered this question yet. Would you like to suggest their answer?

You: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Somewhat Important

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Hurt Source

You: Help

Immigration

Most Important

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare Source

You: Yes, and grant them citizenship

More Important

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No Source

You: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

More Important

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: No, and all illegal immigrants should be deported Source

You: Yes

More Important

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No, and we should implement an open border policy

Somewhat Important

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

You: No

Somewhat Important

Should immigrants be required to learn English? Stats Discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes  Source

You: No, but remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

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