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Twitter sides with Gary Johnson Johnson on 8% of political issues.

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Social

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes Source

66% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to prove they are in a sound mental state

6% of Twitter: No, but they should be able to refuse artificial life support

4% of Twitter: Yes, but only if there is zero chance for recovery

More Important

What is your stance on abortion? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Ban after the first trimesterPassion=2 Johnson has a low passion score of 2 on Abortion Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Abortion Source

52% of Twitter: Pro-choice

25% of Twitter: Pro-life

8% of Twitter: Pro-choice, I don't agree with it but it's not my right or the government's to ban abortion

8% of Twitter: Pro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child's health

6% of Twitter: Pro-choice, but providing birth control, sex education, and social services could help reduce the number of abortions

1% of Twitter: Ban after the first trimester

Most Important

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decisionPassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Gay Marriage Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Gay Marriage Source

65% of Twitter: Yes

18% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: No, allow civil unions for same-sex couples but don't call it marriage

7% of Twitter: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

2% of Twitter: Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse gay marriage ceremonies

Somewhat Important

Should the government require health insurance companies to provide free birth control? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, let the insurance companies decide instead of a government mandatePassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Government Mandates Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Government Mandates Source

53% of Twitter: Yes

29% of Twitter: No

11% of Twitter: No, it should be covered like any other prescription

6% of Twitter: No, let the insurance companies decide instead of a government mandate

2% of Twitter: Yes, but exempt religious organizations or charities

Somewhat Important

Should the federal government allow the death penalty? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, too many people are innocently convictedPassion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Death Penalty Conviction=5 Johnson has a very high conviction score of 5 on Death Penalty Source

47% of Twitter: Yes

35% of Twitter: No

15% of Twitter: Yes, but only in certain circumstances in which a heinous crime has been committed and there is irrefutable evidence

3% of Twitter: No, too many people are innocently convicted

Less Important

Should the U.S. remove references to God from currency, federal buildings, national monuments and other aspects of government? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Source

45% of Twitter: No

34% of Twitter: Yes

11% of Twitter: No, as long as there are no references to specific religions, a clear separation of church and state exists

6% of Twitter: Yes, but leave existing references and only remove future references

2% of Twitter: No, religion is an important aspect of America's heritage

1% of Twitter: Yes, it creates a bias against religions that do not believe in God

More Important

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

67% of Twitter: Yes

20% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Take the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

4% of Twitter: Yes, the government should recognise same sex marriage and allow partner benefits

3% of Twitter: No, allow civil unions for same-sex couples but don't call it marriage

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson:

61% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No

9% of Twitter: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to prove they are in a sound mental state

6% of Twitter: Yes, but only if there is zero chance for recovery

5% of Twitter: No, but they should be able to refuse artificial life support

2% of Twitter: Yes, the government should not determine what we can or can't do with our bodies

Somewhat Important

Should the UK reinstate the death penalty? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

67% of Twitter: No

21% of Twitter: Yes

6% of Twitter: Yes, but only for cases involving heinous premedidated crimes

5% of Twitter: No, but eliminate parole hearings for anyone serving life sentences

1% of Twitter: Yes, but only for acts of terrorism

Healthcare

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Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and drive down costsPassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Obamacare Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Obamacare Source

36% of Twitter: No

35% of Twitter: Yes

9% of Twitter: No, open the markets so insurers can compete across state lines and drive down costs

7% of Twitter: Yes, I support a majority of the plan but not all aspects

6% of Twitter: Yes and allow consumers to choose providers and import pharmaceuticals from other countries (Canada)

4% of Twitter: Institute a mandatory single payer system instead

3% of Twitter: The government should not be involved in the medical business

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offensesPassion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Marijuana Conviction=5 Johnson has a very high conviction score of 5 on Marijuana Source

42% of Twitter: Yes

28% of Twitter: Yes. Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

20% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Yes, but only for medical use

5% of Twitter: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses

Somewhat Important

Should the National Health Service use privately run services? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

37% of Twitter: Yes

36% of Twitter: No

23% of Twitter: Yes, but only where it can increase quality while reducing costs

3% of Twitter: Yes, and completely privatize the NHS

Less Important

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

36% of Twitter: Yes

31% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: Yes. Legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

9% of Twitter: No, but allow for medicinal use

5% of Twitter: No, but decriminalize the possession of marijuana

2% of Twitter: Yes, and immediately free all citizens jailed for drug offenses

More Important

Should foreign visitors have to pay for emergency medical treatment during their stay in the UK? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

49% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: No, emergency care should not be denied to those that need it

6% of Twitter: Yes, but only those outside of the EU

6% of Twitter: Yes, and require migrants to show proof of private insurance

Immigration

Somewhat Important

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, but after they turn 18 and apply for citizenshipPassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Immigration Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Immigration Source

34% of Twitter: Yes

31% of Twitter: No

18% of Twitter: Yes, if they were born here

5% of Twitter: No, all illegal immigrants should be deported

5% of Twitter: Yes, but after they turn 18 and apply for citizenship

4% of Twitter: Yes, but it should not grant their parents citizenship

3% of Twitter: Yes, but after 4 years of military service or earning a college degree

Somewhat Important

Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, the government should not subsidize healthcarePassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Immigration Healthcare Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Immigration Healthcare Source

41% of Twitter: No

21% of Twitter: Yes

13% of Twitter: Yes, if they pay taxes

6% of Twitter: Only for life threatening emergencies or infectious diseases

6% of Twitter: No, but they should be allowed to purchase private healthcare

4% of Twitter: No, the government should not subsidize healthcare

4% of Twitter: No, but their children should have access

2% of Twitter: No, deport illegal immigrants seeking healthcare

2% of Twitter: Yes, but they should be deported after treatment

2% of Twitter: Yes, and grant them citizenship

Somewhat Important

Should illegal immigrants working in the U.S. be granted temporary amnesty? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for non-violent criminalsPassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Immigrant Laborers Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Immigrant Laborers Source

32% of Twitter: Yes

31% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for non-violent criminals

7% of Twitter: Yes, but only if they pay taxes

6% of Twitter: No, remove them from the U.S.

4% of Twitter: No, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants

2% of Twitter: No, but allow them to stay

Less Important

Should law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes so that federal immigration authorities can take custody of them? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime Source

38% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: No

20% of Twitter: No, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

10% of Twitter: Yes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported

9% of Twitter: No, too many non-violent immigrants are deported

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, but do not grant financial assistance and scholarships Source

31% of Twitter: Yes

26% of Twitter: No

16% of Twitter: Yes, as long as they pay taxes

10% of Twitter: No, and illegal immigrants should be deported

7% of Twitter: No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students

7% of Twitter: Yes, and grant financial assistance and scholarships

3% of Twitter: Yes, but do not grant financial assistance and scholarships

Less Important

Do you support stronger measures to increase our border security? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas Source

50% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

13% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: Yes, and allow bordering states to manage their own border security

5% of Twitter: No, just enforce the current border policy

4% of Twitter: No, and adopt an open border policy

Somewhat Important

Should immigrants to the U.S. be required to learn English? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, America has and always will be a melting pot of diversity Source

39% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No, America has and always will be a melting pot of diversity

17% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: Yes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

7% of Twitter: Yes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

3% of Twitter: No, but remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

More Important

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

38% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: No

14% of Twitter: Yes, but make the process easier for skilled workers

8% of Twitter: No, accept anyone who's not a violent criminal

6% of Twitter: Yes, and regularly review recent immigrants to ensure they have become productive citizens

5% of Twitter: No, and make the process easier for refugees

4% of Twitter: Yes, strictly screen immigrants for criminal backgrounds

2% of Twitter: No, the current policy is sufficient

2% of Twitter: Yes, the UK currently has too many immigrants

More Important

Should the UK deport immigrants who are considered to be promoting terrorism? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

62% of Twitter: Yes

12% of Twitter: Yes, and deport foreigners convicted of any criminal activity

9% of Twitter: Yes, but only if their human rights will be respected by the country they are deported to

8% of Twitter: No, the definition of terrorism is too broad

5% of Twitter: No

5% of Twitter: No, foreigners should have the same free speech rights as citizens

Education

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Do you support the adoption of Common Core national educational standards? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level Source

31% of Twitter: Yes

29% of Twitter: No

13% of Twitter: No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

9% of Twitter: No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

9% of Twitter: Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation

5% of Twitter: I support the concept but not the implementation

4% of Twitter: Yes, national educational standards will help improve our national average and better prepare students for college

Somewhat Important

Should the government allow businesses, charities, parents or teachers to use public money to start "free schools"? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

42% of Twitter: No

30% of Twitter: Yes

15% of Twitter: Yes, free schools will create more local competition and increase standards

13% of Twitter: No, free schools divert money away from existing schools

More Important

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

40% of Twitter: Yes

24% of Twitter: No

11% of Twitter: No, but they should be reduced

8% of Twitter: Yes, but only for students studying in fields of high job demand

7% of Twitter: Yes, but only for low income families

6% of Twitter: Yes, but only for UK citizens

3% of Twitter: Yes, and replace it with a graduate tax

the Environment

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Is Global Warming a threat to the environment? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: YesPassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Global Warming Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Global Warming Source

60% of Twitter: Yes

25% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: Regardless, we should incentivize the private sector to develop cleaner and efficient fuels

4% of Twitter: No, global warming and cooling are natural cycles beyond our control

3% of Twitter: There is not enough evidence to determine this

1% of Twitter: Regardless, we cannot afford to devote government resources to prevent it

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Deregulate and let the free market determine the best energy sourcesPassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Oil Drilling Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Oil Drilling Source

40% of Twitter: Yes

40% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: Incentivize the private sector to develop alternative forms of energy

5% of Twitter: Deregulate and let the free market determine the best energy sources

2% of Twitter: No, but maintain our current offshore oil wells

1% of Twitter: Nationalize the energy sector

Somewhat Important

Should National Parks continue to be preserved and protected by the federal government? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, there is no reason for the government to own so much landPassion=1 Johnson has a very low passion score of 1 on National Parks Conviction=2 Johnson has a low conviction score of 2 on National Parks Source

87% of Twitter: Yes

5% of Twitter: No

2% of Twitter: Yes, and expand the government's domain to protect more land

2% of Twitter: Yes, but allow more public access

2% of Twitter: Yes, but allow limited logging, drilling, and mining

1% of Twitter: No, there is no reason for the government to own so much land

Less Important

Should the federal government continue to give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, end all energy sector subsidiesPassion=2 Johnson has a low passion score of 2 on Alternative Energy Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Alternative Energy Source

60% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Yes, the future of our economy relies on the creation of jobs in sustainable energy

6% of Twitter: Yes, the wind power industry is an important alternative to coal and natural gas

4% of Twitter: No, the government should leave the energy sector alone and end support for failed technologies

2% of Twitter: No, end all energy sector subsidies

Less Important

Should the United States require labeling of genetically engineered foods? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, we have selectively bred crops for thousands of years and labeling GMO foods adds an unfounded stigma to the science Source

59% of Twitter: Yes

18% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Yes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don't trust the motives of the food companies

6% of Twitter: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

3% of Twitter: No, there is broad scientific consensus that GMO foods pose no greater risk over conventional food

3% of Twitter: No, we have selectively bred crops for thousands of years and labeling GMO foods adds an unfounded stigma to the science

1% of Twitter: I have not seen convincing evidence on either side to give an opinion at the moment

1% of Twitter: Regardless, producers should not be able to patent genetically modified foods

1% of Twitter: Yes, and ban all genetically modified foods

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes Source

39% of Twitter: No

29% of Twitter: Yes

13% of Twitter: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy sources instead

11% of Twitter: No, more research is needed to measure the long term effects of fracking

4% of Twitter: Yes, but increase oversight

4% of Twitter: Yes, but not in heavily populated areas

Least Important

Should the US provide incentives for heavy duty trucks to run on natural gas or alternative fuel? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No Source

73% of Twitter: Yes

27% of Twitter: No

More Important

Should the government use strict environmental regulations to prevent global warming? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

61% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Yes, and the government should enforce reduced carbon usage while investing in the research of alternative fuels

5% of Twitter: No, global warming is a natural occurrence

4% of Twitter: Regardless, we cannot afford to devote government resources into preventing it right now

2% of Twitter: Yes, and provide incentives for alternative energy production

1% of Twitter: I have not seen convincing evidence on either side to answer this right now

More Important

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

61% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No

16% of Twitter: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric and geothermal

5% of Twitter: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidy

2% of Twitter: Yes, and nationalise the industry

1% of Twitter: Yes, but with public subsidy

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson:

46% of Twitter: Yes

34% of Twitter: No

14% of Twitter: Yes, but require the labeling of foods that are genetically modified

7% of Twitter: Yes, but producers should not be able to patent seeds

the Economy

Least Important

Should the federal government subsidize U.S. farmers? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its coursePassion=2 Johnson has a low passion score of 2 on Farm Subsidies Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Farm Subsidies Source

32% of Twitter: Yes

30% of Twitter: No

18% of Twitter: Yes, but only subsidize small local farms instead of large corporations

9% of Twitter: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

8% of Twitter: Yes, as long as it is a temporary measure to stabilize prices

4% of Twitter: Yes, as long as they are organic farms

More Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, and eliminate all federal wage standardsPassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Minimum Wage Conviction=5 Johnson has a very high conviction score of 5 on Minimum Wage Source

49% of Twitter: Yes

30% of Twitter: No

4% of Twitter: No, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family

4% of Twitter: No, increasing the minimum wage will only cause prices to increase in a never ending cycle

4% of Twitter: Yes, and make it a living wage

4% of Twitter: Yes, and adjust the wage level according to inflation every year

2% of Twitter: No, and eliminate all federal wage standards

1% of Twitter: Regardless, minimum wage standards should be adjusted by age group

Somewhat Important

Should able-bodied, mentally capable adults who receive welfare be required to work? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, and eliminate welfare all together as it is not authorized in the ConstitutionPassion=2 Johnson has a low passion score of 2 on Welfare Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Welfare Source

58% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No, but in order to receive benefits they should be looking for a job or enrolled in education and job training programs

9% of Twitter: No

4% of Twitter: Yes, adults who receive government benefits should be required to work

4% of Twitter: Yes, and eliminate welfare all together as it is not authorized in the Constitution

3% of Twitter: No, but their benefits would expire after two years of unemployment

Somewhat Important

Should the U.S. reduce corporate income tax rates? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Switch to a flat tax with no deductions Source

41% of Twitter: No

27% of Twitter: Yes

8% of Twitter: No, raise corporate income tax rates

8% of Twitter: No, corporations should pay a 35% tax rate just like the average American taxpayer and heavily penalized if they don't

7% of Twitter: Yes, but eliminate loopholes and require corporations to pay a minimum tax

4% of Twitter: Switch to a flat tax with no deductions

3% of Twitter: Yes, but only for corporations that hire exclusively in the U.S.

2% of Twitter: Yes, and abolish corporate income taxes

Less Important

Should pension plans for federal, state and local government workers be transitioned into private plans? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, phase out into privately managed plan for future workers Source

40% of Twitter: Yes

32% of Twitter: No

16% of Twitter: No, current pensions play an important role in the well being of our senior citizens

7% of Twitter: Yes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

5% of Twitter: Yes, phase out into privately managed plan for future workers

Less Important

Should Wall Street executives be criminally charged for their roles in the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, the banks have already paid fines and jailing these executives could destabilize our financial system Source

53% of Twitter: Yes

20% of Twitter: Yes, these executives committed fraud and should be fined and jailed for their roles in creating the largest financial crisis since the great depression

12% of Twitter: No

10% of Twitter: No, lawmakers are more to blame for allowing the subprime mortgage crisis to occur

5% of Twitter: No, the banks have already paid fines and jailing these executives could destabilize our financial system

Less Important

Would you favor removing the state income tax and replacing it with a higher sales tax? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, but cut spending instead of raising the sales tax Source

35% of Twitter: No

28% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No, a higher sales tax would hurt low-income earners

13% of Twitter: Yes, but cut spending instead of raising the sales tax

6% of Twitter: Yes, replacing income taxes with higher sales taxes ensures everyone pays their fair share

3% of Twitter: No, eliminating income taxes could bankrupt the state

Least Important

Do you support Obama's MyRA savings account initiative for workers who don't have access to a 401k?  learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No Source

37% of Twitter: Yes

29% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: Yes, it's a safe and easy way for low-income Americans to save for retirement

15% of Twitter: No, the plan is redundant and inferior to Roth IRA plans

2% of Twitter: No, the 2% return rate is too low

Somewhat Important

Should the UK raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

31% of Twitter: Lower

26% of Twitter: Raise

15% of Twitter: Increase for large multinational corporations but lower for small businesses

15% of Twitter: Keep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

6% of Twitter: Lower, but eliminate deductions and loop holes

5% of Twitter: Maintain the current rate

1% of Twitter: Remove taxes on corporations and tax shareholder dividends instead

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson:

53% of Twitter: Yes

31% of Twitter: No

14% of Twitter: No, cuts to public spending will negatively impact the economy

3% of Twitter: No, increase taxes instead

Somewhat Important

Should there be more or less restrictions on current welfare benefits? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

44% of Twitter: More

20% of Twitter: Less

17% of Twitter: More, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

10% of Twitter: No changes needed

5% of Twitter: Less, current benefits do not provide enough support

4% of Twitter: More, current benefits should be capped

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, eliminate government agencies that are not within constitutional strictures Source

35% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: No

15% of Twitter: No, reduce military spending instead

10% of Twitter: No, increase taxes on large multinational corporations instead

9% of Twitter: Yes, eliminate government agencies that are not within constitutional strictures

4% of Twitter: No, cuts to public spending will have a negative impact on the economy

2% of Twitter: Yes, and increase taxes

1% of Twitter: No, increase taxes instead

Domestic Policy

Somewhat Important

Do you support the Patriot act? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillancePassion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Patriot Act Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Patriot Act Source

46% of Twitter: No

28% of Twitter: Yes, but limit the scope of the government’s powers

19% of Twitter: Yes

7% of Twitter: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillance

Somewhat Important

Should federal government limit funds to public schools that do not meet performance standards? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Passion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Education Funding Conviction=5 Johnson has a very high conviction score of 5 on Education Funding Source

57% of Twitter: No

25% of Twitter: Yes

14% of Twitter: The federal government should not be involved in education

3% of Twitter: The federal government should take over control of schools from the states

Less Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: NoPassion=1 Johnson has a very low passion score of 1 on Affirmative Action Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Affirmative Action Source

40% of Twitter: No

30% of Twitter: Yes

21% of Twitter: Regardless, we should offer social programs to address poverty regardless of race or ethnicity

7% of Twitter: No, and laws should be passed prohibiting minority groups from receiving any favorable treatment

2% of Twitter: Yes, and laws should be passed requiring all federal agencies to give favorable treatments to minorities

More Important

Do you support increased gun control? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: NoPassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Gun Control Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Gun Control Source

38% of Twitter: Yes

34% of Twitter: No

13% of Twitter: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

6% of Twitter: No, only for individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons

3% of Twitter: No, but increase penalties for gun-related crimes

2% of Twitter: No, and the federal government should pass national “stand your ground” laws

2% of Twitter: No, only for assault weapons

1% of Twitter: Yes, and ban all guns from public use

Less Important

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time for drug usePassion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Drug Policy Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Drug Policy Source

35% of Twitter: Yes

28% of Twitter: No

25% of Twitter: Yes, most but not all drugs

12% of Twitter: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time for drug use

1% of Twitter: No, we should pass tougher drug laws

Less Important

Should the federal government regulate the internet to deter online piracy? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Passion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Internet Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Internet Source

62% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: No, the government should prosecute copyright violators but not regulate the internet

9% of Twitter: No, industries should address their piracy issues instead of the government

7% of Twitter: Yes

4% of Twitter: No, and enact legislation preventing any level of government policing the internet

Less Important

Should corporations and unions be permitted to fund advertisements backing political candidates through political action committees (Super PACS)? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, any restriction on campaign spending violates the first amendment Source

43% of Twitter: No

25% of Twitter: Yes

24% of Twitter: No, corporations are not people and should not be allowed to finance political campaigns

8% of Twitter: Yes, any restriction on campaign spending violates the first amendment

Less Important

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, term limits are a necessary political apparatus to prevent corruption in our government Source

56% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: Yes, term limits are a necessary political apparatus to prevent corruption in our government

14% of Twitter: No

7% of Twitter: No, legislating is a complicated process that could be thrown into turmoil if too many congressman do not have enough experience

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system Source

62% of Twitter: Yes

19% of Twitter: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

8% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: Yes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

3% of Twitter: No, gerrymandering allows officials to more effectively represent the interests of their constituency

2% of Twitter: No, there is no better alternative

Less Important

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

48% of Twitter: No

20% of Twitter: Yes

20% of Twitter: No, first offense should result in a mandatory rehabilitation program, futher offenses result in jailtime

7% of Twitter: No, only if they were arrested for trafficking

5% of Twitter: No, we should decriminalize most drugs

Least Important

Should the Welsh assembly be granted more devolved power from Parliament to create regional laws? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

47% of Twitter: Yes

28% of Twitter: No

13% of Twitter: Yes, the Welsh assembly should be given powers equal to those of the Scottish Parliament

8% of Twitter: No, keep existing level of devolution

4% of Twitter: No, and abolish the Welsh assembly

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Should every person purchasing a gun be required to pass a criminal and public safety background check? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, background checks are ineffective and a waste of government resources Source

83% of Twitter: Yes

8% of Twitter: Yes, except for private transfer of ownership between family members

5% of Twitter: No

5% of Twitter: No, background checks are ineffective and a waste of government resources

Foreign Policy

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Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, we should not give aid to any foreign nationsPassion=3 Johnson has a moderate passion score of 3 on Israel Conviction=4 Johnson has a high conviction score of 4 on Israel Source

27% of Twitter: Yes

20% of Twitter: No

15% of Twitter: We should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

14% of Twitter: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors

12% of Twitter: No, we should be less involved

7% of Twitter: No, cut all support and aid

3% of Twitter: Yes, and increase funding to support the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem

2% of Twitter: No, we should not give aid to any foreign nations

1% of Twitter: Not the current administration

Least Important

Should the United States end its trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Passion=2 Johnson has a low passion score of 2 on Cuba Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Cuba Source

45% of Twitter: Yes

29% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: Yes, allow Americans to travel to any country they choose

10% of Twitter: Yes, lift the travel ban but keep some provisions of the embargo in place

3% of Twitter: Yes, end embargoes with all countries and allow U.S. businesses to do business with any country

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Should the U.S. maintain a presence at the United Nations? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.Passion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on United Nations Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on United Nations Source

73% of Twitter: Yes

8% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: No, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.

6% of Twitter: Scale back our current involvement

5% of Twitter: Yes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect U.S. interests

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Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: Yes, just like U.S. citizens, terrorists should be given a fair trial in federal courtsPassion=4 Johnson has a high passion score of 4 on Terrorism Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Terrorism Source

35% of Twitter: No

20% of Twitter: Yes

17% of Twitter: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

16% of Twitter: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

7% of Twitter: No, they are not U.S. citizens and should be subject to enhanced interrogation methods

4% of Twitter: Yes, just like U.S. citizens, terrorists should be given a fair trial in federal courts

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Should the government decrease military spending? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: YesPassion=5 Johnson has a very high passion score of 5 on Military Spending Conviction=3 Johnson has a moderate conviction score of 3 on Military Spending Source

54% of Twitter: Yes

33% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: No, but eliminate excess profits from all defense contracts and military expenditures

4% of Twitter: Do not change current military budget

2% of Twitter: Increase the military budget

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

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, the U.S. military does not have the right to fly unmanned aircraft over foreign countries without a Congressional declaration of war. Source

37% of Twitter: Yes

26% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: No, the U.S. military does not have the right to fly unmanned aircraft over foreign countries without a Congressional declaration of war.

12% of Twitter: No, only to gather intelligence, not to kill suspected terrorists

11% of Twitter: Yes, but only with permission from the country in question

3% of Twitter: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism

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Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson: No, spying on our allies will severely damage our reputation abroad Source

35% of Twitter: Yes

34% of Twitter: No

22% of Twitter: No, spying on our allies will severely damage our reputation abroad

9% of Twitter: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

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Should the UK increase or decrease foreign aid spending? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

41% of Twitter: Decrease

16% of Twitter: Increase

15% of Twitter: Regardless, we should not give aid to countries advanced enough to have nuclear and space programs

12% of Twitter: No changes needed

10% of Twitter: Regardless, do not give aid to countries with human rights violations

6% of Twitter: Decrease, until economic conditions in the UK improve

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Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

51% of Twitter: No

28% of Twitter: Yes, replace it with a bill of rights that gives the UK more legislative control

21% of Twitter: Yes

Transportation

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Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

31% of Twitter: No

27% of Twitter: Yes

26% of Twitter: No, we should improve existing rail networks instead

15% of Twitter: Yes, and extend it to Scotland

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Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes? learn more

Gary Johnson Johnson:

50% of Twitter: No

45% of Twitter: Yes

6% of Twitter: No, and I will demonstrate my personal support

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