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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on science issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political stances on science issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Science issues

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

Donald Trump’s answer: No, fund public ad campaigns about the risks and benefits instead Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidy Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political stances on science issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Science issues

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

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin’s political stances on science issues

David Evan McMullin was an independent candidate for the for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. McMullin is the former chief policy director for the House Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives and a former CIA operations officer.

Science issues

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

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes  Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: No  Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Evan McMullin’s answer: Yes  Source

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’ political stances on science issues

Bernie Sanders was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Sanders has served as a U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2012. He represented Vermont’s at-large congressional district from 1991 to 2007 and served as the mayor of Burlington from 1981 – 1989. Sanders is an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

Science issues

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

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: No, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Bernie Sanders’ answer: Yes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget Source

Rocky De La Fuente

Rocky De La Fuente’s political stances on science issues

Rocky De La Fuente was the Reform Party and American Delta Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. De La Fuente is a business owner and real estate developer from San Diego, CA. De La Fuente is an alumnus of the University of Mexico with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics.

Science issues

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

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Regardless, this should be decided at the state level  Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Rocky De La Fuente’s answer: No  Source

Darrell Castle

Darrell Castle’s political stances on science issues

Darrell Castle was the Constitution Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Castle is an activist and attorney from Memphis Tennessee. Castle is an alumnus of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. in political science and history before completing his law degree at University of Memphis.

Science issues

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

Darrell Castle’s answer: No  Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Darrell Castle’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Darrell Castle voters: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Darrell Castle’s answer: Yes  Source

Rand Paul

Rand Paul’s political stances on science issues

Rand Paul was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011. Paul is an ophthalmologist and is the son of Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Paul is an alumnus of Baylor University and the Duke University School of Medicine.

Science issues

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

Rand Paul’s answer: No Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: No, we have selectively bred crops for thousands of years and labeling just adds an unfounded stigma to the science Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidy Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Rand Paul’s answer: No Source

Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan’s political stances on science issues

Zoltan Istvan Gyurko was the Transhumanist Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Istvan is an author and journalist from Los Angeles, CA. Istvan is an alumnus of Columbia University.

Science issues

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

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes, but only for deadly contagious diseases  Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes, but making it much safer and allocating the arms budget to the creation of clean renewable energies.  Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Zoltan Istvan’s answer: Yes  Source

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s political stances on science issues

Ted Cruz was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and has served as a U.S. Senator from Texas since 2012. Cruz served as the solicitor general from Texas from 2003 to 2008 and was a policy adviser to President George W. Bush. Cruz is an alumnus of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Science issues

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

Ted Cruz’s answer: No, but require vaccination in order to attend public school Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes, as long as there is no public subsidy Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Ted Cruz’s answer: Yes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget Source

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s political stances on science issues

Marco Rubio was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Rubio has served as a U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011. Rubio served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 – 2008. Rubio is an alumnus of the University of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law.

Science issues

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

Marco Rubio’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Marco Rubio’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Marco Rubio’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Marco Rubio’s answer: Yes Source

John Kasich

John Kasich’s political stances on science issues

John Kasich was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and the current governor of Ohio. Kasich served as a member of U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001 representing Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. Kasich is an alumnus of Ohio State University.

Science issues

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

John Kasich’s answer: Yes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

John Kasich voters: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

John Kasich voters: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

John Kasich’s answer: Yes Source

Ben Carson

Ben Carson’s political stances on science issues

Science issues

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

Ben Carson’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Ben Carson’s answer: Yes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Ben Carson voters: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Ben Carson’s answer: Yes Source

Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush’s political stances on science issues

Jeb Bush was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Bush served as the Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush is an alumnus of the University of Texas.

Science issues

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

Jeb Bush’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Jeb Bush’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Jeb Bush’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Jeb Bush’s answer: Yes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget Source

Martin O'Malley

Martin O'Malley’s political stances on science issues

Martin O’Malley was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. O’Malley served as the Mayor of Baltimore from 1999 – 2007. O’Malley is an alumnus of Catholic University and the University of Maryland Law School.

Science issues

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

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to ban GMOs Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Martin O'Malley’s answer: Yes Source

Scott Walker

Scott Walker’s political stances on science issues

Science issues

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

Scott Walker voters: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Scott Walker’s answer: No, GMOs are the most promising solution to ending world hunger Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Scott Walker’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Scott Walker voters: Yes Source

Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal’s political stances on science issues

Bobby Jindal was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Jindal served as the Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016 and represented Louisiana’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008. Jindal is an alumnus of Brown University.

Science issues

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

Bobby Jindal’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Bobby Jindal’s answer: Sure whatever  Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

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Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina’s political stances on science issues

Carly Fiorina was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Fiorina was the CEO of Hewlett Packard from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina is an alumnus of Stanford University and M.I.T.

Science issues

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

Carly Fiorina’s answer: No Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina’s answer: No, GMOs are the most promising solution to ending world hunger Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Carly Fiorina’s answer: No, not until we drastically decrease our federal deficit Source

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee’s political stances on science issues

Mike Huckabee was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Huckabee served as the Governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. Huckabee is an alumnus of Ouachita Baptist University.

Science issues

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

Mike Huckabee’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Mike Huckabee’s answer: Yes Source

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham’s political stances on science issues

Lindsey Graham was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Graham has served as the U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2003. Graham represented South Carolina’s 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 1995. Graham is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina.

Science issues

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

Lindsey Graham’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham’s answer: No, we have selectively bred crops for thousands of years and labeling just adds an unfounded stigma to the science Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Lindsey Graham’s answer: No Source

Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee’s political stances on science issues

Lincoln Chaffee was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Chafee served as a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1999 – 2007 and the Mayor of Warwick from 1993 – 1999. Chafee is an alumnus of Brown University.

Science issues

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

Lincoln Chafee’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Lincoln Chafee voters: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

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Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum’s political stances on science issues

Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Santorum served as the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007 and represented Pennsylvania’s 18th district from 1991 to 1995. Santorum is an alumnus of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburg School of Law.

Science issues

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

Rick Santorum’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Rick Santorum’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Rick Santorum voters: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Rick Santorum’s answer: No, not until we drastically decrease our federal deficit Source

Chris Christie

Chris Christie’s political stances on science issues

Chris Christie was a candidate for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Christie has served as the governor of New Jersey since 2010 and was the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 – 2008. Christie is an alumnus of the University of Delaware and Seton Hall law school.

Science issues

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

Chris Christie’s answer: Yes, but only for deadly contagious diseases Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Chris Christie’s answer: No Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Chris Christie’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Chris Christie voters: Yes Source

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