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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Vice Presidential candidates

Complete list of the 2016 Vice Presidential candidate political stances

Mike Pence

Mike Pence’s political views

Mike Pence is the nominee for the Republican Party’s 2016 Vice Presidential nomination and has served as a Governor of Indiana since 2013. Pence served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana’s from 2001 to 2013. Pence is an alumnus of Hanover College and the Indiana University School of Law.

Social issues

Do you support NFL players “taking a knee” in protest of racial injustice and police brutality? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Pro-life Source

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

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should transgender people be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military? stats discuss

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Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

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Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should Confederate monuments and memorials be removed from public grounds? stats discuss

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Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization? stats discuss

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Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

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

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

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

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Immigration issues

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

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes 

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

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Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the country? stats discuss

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Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

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

Mike Pence’s answer: Decrease Source

Should immigrants be allowed to hold dual citizenship status? stats discuss

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Domestic Policy issues

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

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Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

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Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

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Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

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)? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

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Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

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Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

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Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

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Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No, and the government should never regulate prices of private businesses Source

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment? stats discuss

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Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

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Electoral issues

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

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Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

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Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No, this is a violation of free speech Source

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

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

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

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

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

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Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

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Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Increase Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Increase Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel? stats discuss

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Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

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Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

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Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

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Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: More Source

Do you support a universal basic income program? stats discuss

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Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Lower Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

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Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Hurt Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

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Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

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Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

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Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

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Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

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Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement? stats discuss

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Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

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Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Science issues

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

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

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Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

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Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval? stats discuss

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Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: No, it should be a police department’s or officer’s choice to wear one Source

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

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

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Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Mike Pence’s answer: Yes Source

Transportation issues

Should the government increase spending on public transportation? stats discuss

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