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Progress Party platform and policies

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

Topics

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Russia raise taxes on the rich?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseLess, and provide more government funding

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Russian flag?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so


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Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, but decriminalize drugs that offer medicinal benefits such as marijuana

Domestic Policy  ›  Video Surveillance

Should the government increase video surveillance in public places?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, but only in places where crime rates are high

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all immigration until the government improves its screening process

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Russia increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, and enact legislation preventing government surveillance of citizen communications

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Russia increase or decrease military spending?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseDecrease

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?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

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?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

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?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, and ban all disposable products that are not made of at least 75% of biodegradable material

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

PP>PP  Party’s support basePro-choice

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

PP>PP  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)?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

PP>PP  Party’s support baseNo