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Democratic Revolution platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Chilean voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

DR>DR  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Chile raise taxes on the rich?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseLess


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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

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

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by freedom of speech laws?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

DR>DR  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?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Chile increase or decrease military spending?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseDecrease

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

DR>DR  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?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseHelp

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseRaise

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should Chile continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete against athletes that differ from their assigned sex at birth?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseFewer

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

Should homeless individuals, that have refused available shelter or housing, be allowed to sleep or encamp on public property?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes, and create more social programs to provide free food, clothing, and medicine

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?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize Chilean farmers?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

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?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Chile increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn and speak Spanish?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Chilean flag?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

DR>DR  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)?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

DR>DR  Party’s support baseNo