Popular Political Issues
We receive over a million unique answers (and filter out multiple submissions) to our political issues survey per day and categorize the submissions by political affiliation, state, city, and referral website. Choose an issue below to start exploring.
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should citizens lose their citizenship if they join a terrorist organization in a foreign country?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Australia?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Drug Price Regulation
Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Deporting Criminal Immigrants
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?
North Korea Military Strikes
Should Australia conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Should the constitution recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
Foreign Land Ownership
Should the government allow the sale of Australian agricultural land and water to foreign buyers?
Mining Water Use
If their projects involve water, should coal companies be subject to additional government regulations?
National Broadband Network
Should the Australian government continue to invest billions of dollars into the development of the National Broadband Network?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should Australia increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should the government continue to fund the Safe Schools Coalition?
Sunday Double Wages
Should workers continue to be paid double wages on Sunday?
Turnball Tax Cut
Do you support Malcolm Turnbull’s $50 billion corporate tax cut?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should Australia raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Adler A110 Ban
Should the government ban the import of the Adler A110 lever-action shotgun?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Australia, have the right to vote?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should the government reinstate the Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)?
ISIS Ground Troops
Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS?
Should Australia increase or decrease military spending?
Coal Seam Gas
Should the government allow Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects in Australia?
Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul?
Should political parties be required to run a certain percentage of women candidates?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should immigrants to Australia be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should Australia take an aggressive stance against Japanese whalers?
U.S. Military Bases
Should Australia allow the U.S. to operate military bases located in Australia.
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
Do you support building a nuclear waste storage facility in the Northern Territory?
Political Party Subsidies
Should political parties receive money from the government?
Should the government allow the export of live animals to foreign countries?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?
Should Australian citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should the federal government turn over school funding to the states?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?
Should the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raise interest rates to prevent a housing bubble?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
High Speed Rail
Should the federal government invest in the construction of a high speed rail?
Should hospitals continue to be funded on fee-for-service model?
Should Australia back the Egyptian military's crackdown against the muslim brotherhood?
Should parental leave payments increase based on the mother's wage?