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Healthcare

More Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, government should not be involved in healthcare Source

36% of Twitter: No

35% of Twitter: Yes

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

4% of Twitter: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

3% of Twitter: No, government should not be involved in healthcare

Less Important

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it Source

42% of Twitter: Yes

28% of Twitter: Yes, and 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 release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Social

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice Source

66% of Twitter: Yes

16% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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

4% of Twitter: Yes, but only if there is no chance they will survive their illness

More Important

What is your stance on abortion? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : Pro-choice Source

52% of Twitter: Pro-choice

25% of Twitter: Pro-life

8% of Twitter: Pro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

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

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

1% of Twitter: Pro-choice, but ban after the first three months

Most Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies Source

65% of Twitter: Yes

18% of Twitter: No

8% of Twitter: No, allow civil unions 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 same-sex ceremonies

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes 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, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide

2% of Twitter: Yes, except for religious organizations and charities that oppose the use of contraception

Somewhat Important

Do you support the death penalty? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, too many people are innocently convicted Source

47% of Twitter: Yes

35% of Twitter: No

15% of Twitter: Yes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

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

Less 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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references Source

45% of Twitter: No

34% of Twitter: Yes

11% of Twitter: No, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

6% of Twitter: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references

2% of Twitter: No, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history

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

Domestic Policy

Somewhat Important

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, and pass strict laws prohibiting any government surveillance 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

Less Important

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment Source

40% of Twitter: No

30% of Twitter: Yes

21% of Twitter: Regardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty

7% of Twitter: No, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

2% of Twitter: Yes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs

More Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, only for criminals and the mentally ill 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 criminals and the mentally ill

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

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

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? stats Discuss

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

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

Less Important

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

Gary 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? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption Source

56% of Twitter: Yes

23% of Twitter: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

14% of Twitter: No

7% of Twitter: No, officials gain valuable experience and become more effective representatives over time

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting 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

Immigration

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, if they were born here 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: No, they must formally apply like every other new citizen

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

3% of Twitter: Yes, but only after performing 4 years of military service or graduating college

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, and the government should never subsidize healthcare Source

41% of Twitter: No

21% of Twitter: Yes

13% of Twitter: Yes, if they pay taxes

6% of Twitter: Yes, but 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, and the government should never subsidize healthcare

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

2% of Twitter: No, and we should deport all illegal immigrants

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

2% of Twitter: Yes, and grant them citizenship

Somewhat Important

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record Source

32% of Twitter: Yes

31% of Twitter: No

17% of Twitter: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

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

Gary 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 being deported

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students Source

31% of Twitter: Yes

26% of Twitter: No

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

10% of Twitter: No, and all 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 they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships

3% of Twitter: Yes, but deny eligibility for financial assistance and scholarships

Less Important

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

Gary 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 border states to manage their own security policy

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

4% of Twitter: No, and we should implement an open border policy

Somewhat Important

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No Source

39% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

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

the Environment

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources Source

40% of Twitter: Yes

40% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: No, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

5% of Twitter: Yes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources

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

1% of Twitter: No, and nationalize the energy sector

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : No Source

60% of Twitter: Yes

22% of Twitter: No

6% of Twitter: Yes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

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

4% of Twitter: No, and the government should never support unproven technologies

2% of Twitter: No, end all tax credits and subsidies to the energy industry

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but increase oversight Source

39% of Twitter: No

29% of Twitter: Yes

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

the Economy

Least Important

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

32% of Twitter: Yes

30% of Twitter: No

18% of Twitter: Yes, but only 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, but only as a temporary measure to stabilize prices

4% of Twitter: Yes, but only for organic farms

More Important

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, and eliminate all federal wage standards 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, this 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 it every year according to inflation

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

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

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but only for future workers Source

40% of Twitter: Yes

32% of Twitter: No

16% of Twitter: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

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

5% of Twitter: Yes, but only for future workers

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : More  Source

44% of Twitter: More

20% of Twitter: Fewer

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: Fewer, 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? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional 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, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

4% of Twitter: No, cuts to public spending will negatively affect the economy

2% of Twitter: Yes, and increase taxes

1% of Twitter: No, increase taxes instead

Foreign Policy

Somewhat Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors 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 in order to move our embassy to Jerusalem

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

1% of Twitter: Not the current administration

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : Yes 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: Yes, but scale back our current involvement

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

Somewhat Important

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats Discuss

Gary Johnson : No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture 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 do not have constitutional rights

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

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war Source

37% of Twitter: Yes

26% of Twitter: No

12% of Twitter: No, the military has no right to do so 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

Less Important

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

Gary Johnson : No, and abolish the NSA Source

35% of Twitter: Yes

34% of Twitter: No

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

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

Education

Less Important

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats Discuss

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

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

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