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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Personal answerPro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Personal answerYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Personal answerYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Personal answerYes


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Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Personal answerYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Personal answerYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but start with a voluntary buyback and ban on purchasing assault weapons before enforcing a mandatory buyback

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Personal answerYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Personal answerYes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Personal answerYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Personal answerYes, except for religious organizations and charities that oppose the use of contraception

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Personal answerNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Personal answerYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Personal answerYes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Personal answerNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Personal answerNo

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Personal answerYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Personal answerYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Personal answerNo, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Personal answerNo, they must formally apply like every other new citizen

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Personal answerYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Marianne Williamson votersRaise

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Personal answerYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

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?

  Personal answerYes, but only for maternity leave

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Personal answerYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Personal answerYes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Personal answerYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Personal answerNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Personal answerNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Personal answerYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Personal answerNo, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

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?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Personal answerNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Personal answerYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Personal answerYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Personal answerNo

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Personal answerYes

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?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Personal answerMore

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Personal answerNo

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?

  Personal answerNo, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Personal answerYes

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)?

  Personal answerNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Personal answerIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Personal answerYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Personal answerHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Personal answerYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Personal answerNo

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Personal answerI am satisfied with the current amount of spending

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Personal answerYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Personal answerIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Personal answerNo, not until they attack us on U.S. soil

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?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but only reform to impose term limits on judges

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Personal answerYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

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?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Personal answerYes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Personal answerYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Personal answerYes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Personal answerLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Personal answerYes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Personal answerYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Personal answerYes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

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?

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, and the government should never be allowed to acquire land by eminent domain

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Personal answerYes

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Personal answerYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but not for cosmetics

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Personal answerNo, 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?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Personal answerNo, but we should adopt a unilateral free trade policy

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Personal answerNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Personal answerYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Personal answerYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, 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?

  Personal answerYes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Personal answerYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Personal answerNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Personal answerNo, but investigate the CIA and NSA directors as well

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Personal answerYes

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Personal answerNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Personal answerNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Personal answerYes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Personal answerYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Personal answerNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Marianne Williamson votersYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Marianne Williamson votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, the U.S. does not need to expand its global footprint at this time

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Marianne Williamson votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes, but let each state decide