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 the list may differ from the paries stated positions. We have not included issues where there is a significant split opinion within the party, additionally, we have excluded issues which both parties agree on. Third-party descriptions only include defining issues, the parties may agree with others on many issues. THIS IS NOT A PERFECT AND/OR EXHAUSTIVE LIST - if you would like to see the official party positions, click on the buttons below each party to see their most recent party platform.

Democratic

Social Beliefs

  • Core Values
    • Progressive
    • Secular
    • Intersectional
    • Collectivist
    • Environmentalist
    • Politically Correct
    • Big-Government
    • Multiculturalist
  • For
    • Abortion
    • Same-sex Marriage
    • Bans on 'Hate Speach'
    • Free Healthcare/Singleplayer
    • Euthanasia
    • Assisted Suicide
    • Affirmative Action
    • Legalization of Marijuana
    • Sanctuary Cities
    • Free Higher Education
    • Closing Guantanamo Bay
    • Transgender Bathrooms
  • Against
    • The Death Penalty
    • Gun Rights
    • Prayer in Schools
    • The Electoral College
    • Border Wall
    • Voter ID's
    • Reference to God in Government
    • School Vouchers

Economic Policy

  • Core Beliefs
    • Equal Outcome
    • Keynesian​
  • For
    • Heavy Regulation​
    • High Taxes
    • Unions
    • Minimum Wage
    • Government Spending
    • Government Subsidies
  • Against​
    • Tax Cuts​

Foreign Policy

  • Core Beliefs
    • Globalist
    • Diplomatic Focus
    • Trusting
  • For
    • Iran Nuclear Deal​
    • Paris Climate Accords
  • Against​​
    • American Imperialism
    • International Pipelines

RepublicAN

Social Beliefs

  • Core Values
    • Conservative​
    • Religious
    • Individualist
    • Small-Government
    • Assimilation
    • Patriotic
  • For
    • The Death Penalty
    • Gun Rights
    • Prayer in Schools
    • The Electoral College
    • Border Wall
    • Voter ID's
    • Reference to God in Government
    • School Vouchers
  • Against​
    • Abortion
    • Same-sex Marriage
    • Bans on 'Hate Speach'
    • Free Healthcare/Singleplayer
    • Euthanasia
    • Assisted Suicide
    • Affirmative Action
    • Legalization of Marijuana
    • Sanctuary Cities
    • Free Higher Education
    • Closing Guantanamo Bay
    • Transgender Bathrooms

Economic Policy

  • Core Beliefs
    • Equal Opportunity​
    • Supply-side
    • Laissez-Faire/Free Market
  • For
    • Tax Cuts​
  • Against​
    • Heavy Regulation​
    • High Taxes
    • Unions
    • Minimum Wage
    • Government Spending
    • Government Subsidies

Foreign Policy

  • Core Beliefs
    • Nationalist​
    • Forceful Diplomacy
    • Trust but Verify
    • Strong Military
    • Interventionist
  • For​
    • American Imperialism
    • International Pipelines
  • Against
    • Iran Nuclear Deal​
    • Paris Climate Accords

Green

Social Beliefs

  • Environmentalist
  • Equality of Outcome
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Globalist

Economic Policy

  • Outlaw Pollution
  • Local Economics
  • Sustainability
  • Less Consumption
  • Government Job Security
  • Restructure Corporations

Foreign Policy

  • Substantially Decrease Defence Budget
  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Join the International Criminal Court
  • End foreign Arms Sales

Libertarian

Social Beliefs

  • Liberty
  • Small-Government
  • Individualist
  • Social Security Opt-Out Option
  • Drug Legalization
  • Ending Welfare State
  • Gun Rights
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Abolishment of the Death Penalty

Economic Policy

  • Laissez-Faire
  • Deregulation
  • Low Taxes
  • Abolish IRS
  • Lower National Debt

Foreign Policy

  • Isolationist​​
  • No Offensive Wars
  • No Foreign Aid
  • No Draft

Constitution

Social Beliefs

  • Pro-Life
  • Liberty
  • Personal Property Rights
  • Strict Constitutionalism
  • States Rights
  • Gun Rights
  • Veteran Benefits
  • Border Security
  • No Illegal Alien Amnesty
  • Religious Freedom
  • Private Healthcare
  • Rejects Supreme Court Precedent

Economic Policy

  • Capitalist
  • Laissez-Faire
  • Deregulation
  • Small Business
  • Low Taxes

Foreign Policy

  • American Sovereignty
  • Leave the U.N.

About Us

Our mission is to create an easy way to learn about United States politics. Unfortunately, many citizens aren't informed about their own government, much less about the politics that take place within it. We strive to create a non-biased environment in which users can learn about the differences between the political parties and the way that the government functions. Additionally, we provide up-to-date information on who holds various offices in the United States based on party and ideology. We hope that you will use the information on this site to be an informed voter and active participant in this great nation.

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