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Controversial Issues: Suggested Topics

Used for Communication classes

Topics from Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher

Suggested Topics -

Check with your instructor before choosing a topic.  You can also view the entire list of issues in

Topics from Opposing Viewpoints

Here are some topics from Opposing Viewpoints that might inspire you.

  • 9/11 Attacks 
  • Abortion 
  • Activism 
  • Adoption 
  • AIDS 
  • Air Pollution 
  • Airport Security 
  • Al Qaeda 
  • Alcoholism 
  • Alternative Medicine 
  • American Housing Collapse 
  • America's Wealthy 
  • Amnesty 
  • Animal Experimentation 
  • Animal Rights 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Arab-Israeli Conflict 
  • Arms Trade 
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Assisted Suicide 
  • Atheism 
  • Athletes and Sports 
  • Autism 
  • Banking Crisis 
  • Bilingual Education 
  • Bioethics 
  • Biofuels 
  • Bioterrorism 
  • Book Banning 
  • BP Oil Spill 
  • Capital Punishment 
  • Carbon Offsets 
  • Censorship 
  • Central Intelligence Agency 
  • Child Labor 
  • China 
  • Cloning 
  • Coal 
  • Cuba 
  • Cybercrime 
  • Democracy 
  • Domestic Terrorism 
  • Doomsday Scenarios 
  • DREAM Act 
  • Drug Trafficking 
  • Emmigration and Immigration 
  • Endangered Species 
  • Energy Crisis 
  • Environmentalism 
  • Espionage and Intelligence 
  • Extremism 
  • Feminism 
  • Flu Pandemics 
  • Fracking 
  • Free Trade 
  • Freedom of Speech 

More Topics from Opposing Viewpoints

  • Gay Parents 
  • Genetic Engineering 
  • Genetically Modified Food 
  • Global Warming 
  • Government Bailouts of Private Industry 
  • Government Spending 
  • Green Cities 
  • Gun Control 
  • Hate Crimes 
  • Healthcare Legislation 
  • Human Genetics 
  • Human Rights 
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Illegal Immigrants 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Internet Activism 
  • Islamaphobia 
  • Israel 
  • Judicial Activism 
  • Media Bias 
  • Minimum Wage 
  • Modern-Day Piracy 
  • Nanotechnology 
  • National Security 
  • Occupy Movement 
  • Offshore Drilling 
  • Paranormal Phenomena 
  • Patriot Act 
  • Political Corruption 
  • Politics and Religion 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Poverty 
  • Prisons 
  • Privacy 
  • Racial Profiling 
  • Rape 
  • Recycling 
  • Religious Issues 
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Reproductive Rights 
  • Russia and Ukraine Conflicts 
  • Same-Sex Marriage 
  • Sexting 
  • Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA
  • Student Loans 
  • Tea Party Movement 
  • Texting While Driving 
  • Transgender People 
  • Unemployment 
  • US Borders 
  • US Deficit 
  • US Economy 
  • Vaccines 
  • WikiLeaks 
  • Women's Rights 
  • Zero Tolerance Policies