NOTE: 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 parties 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.