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Foreign Policy  ›  European Union

Should the Netherlands withdraw from the European Union?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

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

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?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes


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Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn the Dutch language?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseLess

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the Netherlands?

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

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the Netherlands be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the Netherlands raise taxes on the rich?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  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)?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more free public transportation

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseLower

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the Netherlands increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Greece Bailout

Do you support the EU bailout of Greece?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Foreign Policy  ›  Central EU Agency

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Authoritarian Sanctions

Should the EU sanction member countries with authoritarian governments?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the Netherlands assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Migrant Children

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  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?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  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?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Voting recordNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  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?

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bonus Cap

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

PPfFaD>PPfFaD  Party’s support baseYes