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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should France withdraw from the European Union?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production


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Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and disallow politicians that are under investigation for a crime

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Emmanuel Macron 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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should France raise taxes on the rich?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the French language?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the French flag?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and it should be illegal to burn any nation’s flag

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?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

National Security  ›  Terrorism Surveillance

Should the government arrest all people who are under surveillance for suspected terrorism (S-files)?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning an attack

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseLess, and provide more government funding

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into France?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only after living in the country for 10 years

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Foreigner Mosque Funding

Should foreigners be banned from funding mosques in France?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should France raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseLower

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should France assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning to attack our country

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Foreign Policy  ›  Russia

Should France maintain diplomatic relations with Russia?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Assisted Reproductive Technology

Should assisted reproductive technology be allowed for lesbian couples?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Solidarity Tax

Should the solidarity tax on wealth be abolished?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to France be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Environment  ›  Alternate Circulation

Should the government implement alternate circulation during a sharp pollution increase?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and also increase government funding of public transportation, clean energy, and clean automobiles

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

Should the current number of civil servants be increased or decreased?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseDecreased, but increase for education, health, justice, security services

Social  ›  Animal Rights

Should the government ban cultural ceremonies that involve the killing of animals for entertainment?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect the treatment of animals

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Wage

Should France implement a universal wage?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, there is too much fake news and misinformation on social media

Foreign Policy  ›  Colonization of Algeria

Was France’s colonization of Algeria a crime against humanity?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should France provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Kurd

Should France support the Kurds in establishing their own territory?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, funding should come from their members

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should France remain in NATO?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseMore

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

National Security  ›  De-radicalization Center

Should people under surveillance (S-Files) be sent to de-radicalization centers?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

National Security  ›  Syria Travel Ban

Should French citizens who have traveled to Syria be put in jail?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, but they should be interrogated and closely monitored

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Article 49.3

Should article 49.3 be removed from the Constitution?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should French citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

Should intelligence agencies be merged to create a central EU agency?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should France accept refugees from Syria?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should France increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

National Security  ›  Stationary Security Missions

Should stationary security missions be overseen by private companies so police can concentrate on other tasks?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseIncrease

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Solidarity Offence

Should the solidarity offence be decriminalized?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  Work Law

Should the Work Law be repealed?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Transportation  ›  Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport

Should the government stop construction on the Notre-Dame-des-Landes’ airport?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, but there needs to be more consideration for the environment when building this airport

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Support Against ISIS

Should France support the Syrian governments military offensive against ISIS?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

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

National Security  ›  Le Touquet Accord

Should the government renegotiate the Le Touquet accord?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Emergency State

Should Emergency State measures be included in the French Constitution?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes, but more priority should be given to food safety and environmental protection

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, only if they have a criminal history related to drug abuse

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo

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)?

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Emmanuel Macron voterbaseYes