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Pope Francis on VoteMatch

 

 



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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
No ideological colonization of contraception & abortion: Opposes topic 1
Quiet commitment to the defense of unborn life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Protecting the unborn is a form of social justice: Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Christians owe apologies to gays and others: Favors topic 3
Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man and his partner: Favors topic 3
Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man & his partner: Opposes topic 3
Same-sex unions threaten the family: Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Religious role in societal shifts, not just culture wars: Strongly Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Amazon is not an inexhaustible source of resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stewards of God's creation give world to future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Global abolition of the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish the death penalty; it precludes rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
The church is not an NGO; focus on grace, not wealth: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Take better care of refugees driven from their land: Strongly Favors topic 12
Building walls instead of building bridges is not Christian: Favors topic 12
View refugees as persons; respond humanely: Strongly Favors topic 12
End inhuman conditions when Mexican migrants come to U.S.: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Israel & Palestine should be separate, independent countries: Opposes topic 14
Declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital destabilizes Mideast: Opposes topic 14
Open Cuba; end American embargo: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Weapons manufacturers are duplicitous; don't trust them: Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Imitating tyrant's violence means we take their place: Strongly Favors topic 17
Be attentive to fundamentalism in world of violent conflict: Favors topic 17
Vatican recognizes Palestinian statehood: Favors topic 17
Supports the Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Take forceful steps to reduce greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Calls for aggressive climate change action: Strongly Favors topic 18
Global warming results from human activity: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Address antisocial challenge with community & family: Favors topic 19
No legalization & no compromise with evil of drug addiction: Strongly Favors topic 19
Values education & greater justice to fight drug scourge: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trickle-down theories are structurally perverse economics: Strongly Favors topic 20
Meaning of economic activity is well-being of humanity: Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: May 16, 2018