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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Public statementsYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

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?

  Public statementsYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Public statementsYes, Trump committed a crime when he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

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

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

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 baseNo

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Public statementsNo, it should be voluntary with strong financial incentives instead

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

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 statementsNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

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 baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Public statementsNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Public statementsYes, 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?

  Public statementsNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Public statementsNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Public statementsYes, they are essential to protecting other children who are too young to be vaccinated

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Public statementsNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Public statementsNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Public statementsYes, but only for partial tuition

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

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?

  Public statementsYes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Public statementsYes, but only with missile strikes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsYes, and switch to a representative democracy (popular vote) system

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsNo, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Public statementsNo, too many non-violent immigrants are being deported

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Public statementsNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

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 baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Donor influenceNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Public statementsNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, as long as they pay taxes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Public statementsYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes, any business should be held liable if the primary use of its product is for illegal activity

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Public statementsNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Public statementsNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

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 statementsNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseRaise

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?

  Public statementsYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Public statementsNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Public statementsIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Public statementsNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Public statementsYes, after debate.

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, this could unnecessarily start another war in the Middle East

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Public statementsHelp

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Public statementsYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Public statementsYes, 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?

  Public statementsYes, but only reform to include more seats

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Public statementsYes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Public statementsNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, on stocks and bonds but not real estate

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsIncrease

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Party influenceYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Public statementsYes, send a few hundred ground troops

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Public statementsYes, as long as parents also have the option to send their child to private school

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don’t trust the motives of the food companies selling them

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Pete Buttigieg 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?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Public statementsYes, but only if they are non-profit

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, all airstrikes should be conducted through UN coordination

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Public statementsYes, foreign governments should recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Party influenceYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseYes, as long as the tax revenue will eventually exceed the tax incentives

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Pete Buttigieg voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced