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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support basePro-life

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Chile raise taxes on the rich?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes


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Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseMore

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Elected Representatives

Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

IDU>IDU  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?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseHurt

Healthcare  ›  Contraception

Should the government provide greater access to contraception?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

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

Social  ›  Animal Rights

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Chile increase or decrease military spending?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseIncrease

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

IDU>IDU  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?

IDU>IDU  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?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

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?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should Chile maintain a presence at the United Nations?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Chilean flag?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Chile increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseLower

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

IDU>IDU  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn and speak Spanish?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

IDU>IDU  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)?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

IDU>IDU  Party’s support baseNo