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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)
Coronavirus vaccine morally ok even if from fetal research: Favors topic 1
No ideological colonization of contraception & abortion: Opposes topic 1
Abortion is like hiring a hit man to solve a problem: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Abortion for fetal abnormalities same as Nazi-era eugenics: Strongly 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
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Not ready for married priests, nor female deacons: Opposes topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Gay marriage is not ordered to the Creator's plan: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Christians owe apologies to gays and others: Strongly Favors topic 3
Doesn't support breaking law to stop gay marriage: Favors topic 3
Met at Vatican Embassy with openly gay man & his partner: Favors topic 3
Same-sex unions threaten the family: Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Consider allowing older married men to become priests: Opposes topic 4
Religious role in societal shifts, not just culture wars: Strongly Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
COVID: Midnight Mass at 7:30 to comply with curfew: Favors topic 5
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
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Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect the Amazon region's cultural and natural vibrancy: Opposes topic 8
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)
Church cannot remain indifferent to abuse of minors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
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)
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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)
Must count undocumented people in US Census: Favors topic 12
Separating immigrant parents from children is immoral: Favors topic 12
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
Opposes border wall between US and Mexico: 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
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Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No vaccine nationalism: coronavirus vaccines for all: Opposes topic 14
Saddened by US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 14
We should receive asylum-seekers, not reject them: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Israel & Palestine should be separate, independent countries: Opposes topic 14
Declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital destabilizes Mideast: Opposes topic 14
Vocal advocate for the plight of refugees: Opposes topic 14
Open Cuba; end American embargo: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
The arms race wastes precious resources: Strongly Opposes topic 15
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)
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Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Peace and reconciliation in Mideast, Africa, and Asia: Strongly Favors topic 17
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)
Noted bishops call for total nuclear shutdown in Japan: Favors topic 18
Future of humanity is at stake with climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change is a critical problem that must be addressed: Strongly Favors topic 18
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)
Pope is anti-capitalist, favors collectivist global rebirth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Trickle-down theories are structurally perverse economics: Strongly Favors topic 20
Meaning of economic activity is well-being of humanity: Favors topic 20

Pope Francis is a Moderate Liberal
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