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Democrats platform and policies

These issues below are sorted in descending order based on how important the average Brazilian [people] voter ranked them on the quiz.

Topics

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

D>D  Party’s support basePro-life

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Brazil raise taxes on the rich?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo, but lower taxes for the poor

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

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

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

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

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of Parliament?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

D>D  Party’s support baseLower

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

D>D  Party’s support baseMore

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

D>D  Party’s support baseHurt

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

D>D  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?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, but not for cosmetics

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?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

D>D  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?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo, increase funding and training for police departments in higher crime rate communities

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Brazil increase or decrease military spending?

D>D  Party’s support baseIncrease

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should Brazil conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Brazil increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

D>D  Party’s support baseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, if the company promises to create new jobs by hiring local residents

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

D>D  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  ›  Offshore Banking

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

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

Housing  ›  Homeless Encampments

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

D>D  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes, but only after living in the country for 10 years

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

D>D  Party’s support baseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

D>D  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

D>D  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)?

D>D  Party’s support baseNo