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By Jon Zajac

As someone who is passionate about politics and current events, I’m always looking for ways to bring that energy and enthusiasm into my events. One fun way to do this is by using Politics-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions. By asking questions related to political parties, issues, and figures, you can create a dynamic and engaging atmosphere among your guests and encourage them to share their perspectives and opinions.

How to incorporate Politics themed This or That questions

To incorporate Politics-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to political parties, issues, and figures. You can find inspiration from watching news programs, reading articles, or browsing online forums and social media platforms.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about politics to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a debate based on current events or create a trivia game based on political history.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Politics-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the topic. Here are some ideas:

  • Political parties: Ask questions related to the platforms, values, and candidates of the major political parties (e.g., “What is your favorite thing about the Democratic Party?” or “Which Republican candidate do you support?”).

  • Issues: Ask questions about hot-button issues that are currently being debated in the political sphere (e.g., “Do you support gun control laws?” or “What is your stance on immigration reform?”).

  • Figures: Ask questions related to prominent politicians, activists, and leaders who have shaped or influenced politics (e.g., “Who is your favorite president of all time?” or “Which political figure do you admire the most?”).

  • Political humor: Ask questions that tap into the comedic style and humor of political satire and commentary (e.g., “Which late-night comedy show do you watch for political humor?” or “What is your favorite political joke or meme?”).

  • Cultural references: Ask questions that reference pop culture, history, and current events that are relevant to politics (e.g., “What is your favorite political movie or TV show?” or “Which historical moment do you remember from watching the news?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Politics-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Politics themed This or That questions

  1. Democracy or dictatorship?
  2. Socialism or capitalism?
  3. Globalization or nationalism?
  4. Big government or small government?
  5. Conservative or progressive?
  6. Liberal or libertarian?
  7. Interventionist or non-interventionist foreign policy?
  8. United Nations or NATO?
  9. Electoral college or popular vote?
  10. Supreme Court or Congress?
  11. Term limits or no term limits?
  12. Gun control or Second Amendment rights?
  13. Climate change action or skepticism?
  14. Affordable Care Act or free market healthcare?
  15. Higher taxes for the wealthy or flat tax for everyone?
  16. Minimum wage increase or leave it the same?
  17. Immigration reform or strict enforcement of existing laws?
  18. Death penalty or life in prison without parole?
  19. War on drugs or legalization?
  20. Abortion rights or pro-life?
  21. Same-sex marriage or traditional marriage?
  22. Public schools or private schools?
  23. War in Iraq or de-escalation?
  24. Political correctness or freedom of speech?
  25. Open borders or closed borders?
  26. Unions or merit-based pay?
  27. Feminism or traditional gender roles?
  28. Regulation or deregulation?
  29. Federal government or state government?
  30. Green New Deal or pro-business policies?
  31. Protecting free speech or preventing hate speech?
  32. Tough on crime or rehabilitative justice?
  33. Trade agreements or protectionism?
  34. Foreign aid or focus on domestic issues?
  35. Social justice or law and order?
  36. Legalization of marijuana or continued prohibition?
  37. Mandatory minimum sentences or judicial discretion?
  38. Gun rights or gun control?
  39. Isolationism or international cooperation?
  40. Single-payer healthcare or private healthcare?
  41. Multiculturalism or assimilation?
  42. Renewable energy or fossil fuels?
  43. Capital punishment or life imprisonment?
  44. Publicly funded election campaigns or private funding?
  45. Anti-corruption measures or laissez-faire approach?
  46. Political gridlock or compromise?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.