Popular Political Issues
We receive over a million unique answers (and filter out multiple submissions) to our political issues survey per day and categorize the submissions by political affiliation, state, city, and referral website. Choose an issue below to start exploring.
Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?
Should Ireland end its traditional policy of military neutrality?
Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?
Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?
Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?
Northern Ireland Power Sharing
Should the power-sharing provincial government be restored in Northern Ireland?
Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?
Drug Trafficking Penalties
Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?
LGBT Adoption Rights
Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?
Defunding the Police
Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?
Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?
Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?
Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?
United States of Europe
Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?
Irish Language Curriculum
Should the Irish language remain a compulsory subject on the national curriculum?
Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current social welfare benefits?
Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?
Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?
Should immigrants to Ireland be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?
Retirement Age of Politicians
Should politicians be required to wait until the age of 65 to receive a pension?
European Union Countries
Should the number of countries in the European Union be reduced to 15?
Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?
Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?
Demilitarize the Police
Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?
Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?
Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?
NHS Healthcare System
Should Ireland adopt a public healthcare system similar to the NHS in Britain?
Should the government increase spending on public transportation?
Post Brexit UK
Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?
Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?
Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?
Should the number of elected representatives be reduced?
Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?
Seanad Éireann Electoral System
Should the Seanad be a wholly elected body?
Genetically Modified Foods
Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?
EU Authoritarian Sanctions
Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?
Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?
Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?
Should Irish citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?
Should people under the age of 18 years old be able to receive gender-transition treatments?
Gender Workplace Diversity
Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?
Mandatory Military Service
Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?
Social Media Regulation
Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?
Should there be more or less privatisation of hospital and healthcare services?
Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?
Should the children of migrants who live in French territories be allowed to join their families?
Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Ireland?
Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?
Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?
Plastic Product Ban
Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?
Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?
Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?
Immigrant Social Welfare Benefits
Should the government provide social welfare benefits to foreigners?
Should elected Members of Parliament in Northern Ireland be able to sit and participate in the Dáil?
Should girls be allowed to wear the niqab or burka in Catholic Schools?
Right of Foreigners to Vote
Should foreigners, currently residing in Ireland, have the right to vote?
Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?
Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?
Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Do you support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)?
World Health Organization
Should the government fund the World Health Organization?
Criminal Voting Rights
Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?
Should Ireland assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?
Free Tuition Fees Scheme
Should the free tuition fees scheme be available to foreign students?
Voting Rights Abroad
Should Irish citizens, living abroad and in Northern Ireland, have the right to vote in presidential elections?
Political Advertising on Social Media
Should social media companies ban political advertising?
Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?