Below is an overview of the beliefs of the two main political parties in the United States, the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as some minor parties underneath them. Beliefs may vary from the lists below. The lists below are compiled based on general consensus within the parties, therefore we have not included issues where there is a split opinion within the party. Additionally, we have excluded issues which both parties agree on. Third-party descriptions only include defining issues, the party may agree with others on many issues.