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the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should France withdraw from the European Union?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo


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the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should France raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the French flag?

  Party’s support baseYes, and it should be illegal to burn any nation’s flag

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the French language?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Terrorism Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes, 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

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should France assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should France raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseRaise

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Assisted Reproductive Technology

Should assisted reproductive technology be allowed for lesbian couples?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Foreigner Mosque Funding

Should foreigners be banned from funding mosques in France?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Solidarity Tax

Should the solidarity tax on wealth be abolished?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Alternate Circulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Russia

Should France maintain diplomatic relations with Russia?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Kurd

Should France support the Kurds in establishing their own territory?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should France remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  De-radicalization Center

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseIncrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Civil Service

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

  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Party’s support baseFewer

Foreign Policy  ›  European Commission

Should the European Commission be dismantled?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Syria Travel Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the EU subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Article 49.3

Should article 49.3 be removed from the Constitution?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Stationary Security Missions

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Wage

Should France implement a universal wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the information was legally obtained

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should France accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Solidarity Offence

Should the solidarity offence be decriminalized?

  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?

  Party’s support baseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease, but only for countries that have no human rights violations

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should France increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseNeither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

Should bankers’ bonuses be capped at 100% of their pay?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Le Touquet Accord

Should the government renegotiate the Le Touquet accord?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union Countries

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

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Emergency State

Should Emergency State measures be included in the French Constitution?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Work Law

Should the Work Law be repealed?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

the Economy  ›  Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Support Against ISIS

Should France support the Syrian governments military offensive against ISIS?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Party’s support baseYes

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)?

  Party’s support baseNo