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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

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

  Party’s support baseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the minimum wage?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Financial Crisis

Should bankers be criminally charged for their roles in the financial crisis?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

  Party’s support baseLess

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, spending life in prison is a harsher sentence

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  VAT Rates

Should VAT rates be increased or decreased?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Elections  ›  Lifetime Salaries for Politicians

Should lifetime salaries for politicians be eliminated?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Spain raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Domestic Policy  ›  Monarchy

Do you prefer a monarchy or republican system of government?

  Party’s support baseRepublican

Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should Spain withdraw from the European Union?

  Party’s support baseNo, but renegotiate for strict limits on migration into the country and the terms of our monetary contributions

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Single Family Tax Break

Should single families with more than two children receive a tax break?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Citizenship

Should all immigrants living in Spain be granted citizenship?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after 5 years of residence, employment, and no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Ceuta and Melilla Border

Should the government secure the border of Ceuta and Melilla?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Spain raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Party’s support baseLower

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHelp

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Spain accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Spain maintain a presence at the United Nations?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Judicial Investigations

Should judges be allowed to create political investigations?

  Party’s support baseYes, recent investigations have led to important corruption cases

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should Spain 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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseNo, but decriminalize drugs that offer medicinal benefits such as marijuana

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

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Spanish flag?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  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 baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Spanish farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Spain assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo, capture, interrogate, and imprison them instead

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Senate

Should the power of the Senate be transferred to regional councils?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Muslim Business

Should the government limit the number of Muslim businesses that can operate in the town center?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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

the Environment  ›  Canary Island Oil Exploration

Should the government allow oil exploration off of the Canary Islands?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  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)?

  Party’s support baseNo