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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-life, and I also oppose abortion for victims of rape and incest

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsTake the government out of marriage and instead make it a religious decision

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsNo, and I believe a mother and father family structure is best for the child

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this is irrelevant because the gender wage gap is a myth

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this is a partisan show trial

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this is a violation of the 2nd amendment

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Public statementsReform to a flat tax

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

When should your state end the “Stay at Home” order and reopen its economy?

  Party’s support baseMay 1st

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Public statementsNo, and repeal anti-discrimination laws for private companies

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but only for maternity leave

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and we should deport all illegal immigrants

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Public statementsNo, and remove the U.N. headquarters from the U.S.

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, athletes should compete based on the biological sex that is listed on their birth certificate

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, as long as all donations are public knowledge

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, remove them from the U.S.

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, the government should not be involved in healthcare

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and all illegal immigrants should be deported

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo, not until we have depleted all other oil reserves

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and immediately terminate benefits for anyone testing positive

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)?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseLower

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and the government should not interfere with the free market

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Public statementsNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

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?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, Iran has supported ISIS and their actions continue to destabilize the Middle East

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, I would respect them more if they did but they shouldn’t be required to

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a lifetime ban

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, reforming the Supreme Court is unconstitutional and would upset the balance of power

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Social  ›  First Amendment

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history

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?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

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?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this would encourage drug use and lower funding for rehabilitation centers

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and the government should never be allowed to seize private property

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but only with permission from the country in question

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and we should eliminate it

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Party influenceYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Public statementsNo, he should be returned to the U.S. to stand trial and face the consequences of his actions

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, pension spending is out of control and must be reduced

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, and we should not sell military weapons to any foreign country

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseYes, but I would prefer lowering corporate taxes to benefit all local companies

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Ben Shapiro voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced