Laura Lundquist

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

July 22, 2012

National support is growing for policies and bills that oppose personhood for corporations, especially in elections.

Last week, the Montana Secretary of State announced the November ballot would include I-166, an initiative to make a state policy saying corporations should not receive individual rights.

Public support for such initiatives is high.

In an unscientific poll by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, more than 90 percent of almost 2,000 readers had indicated by Friday that they support the Montana initiative.

On Tuesday, the First Amendment Center released the results of a national survey that asked whether corporations and unions should be able to spend unlimited amounts on political candidates. About two-thirds of respondents said no.

Policies similar to I-166 are popping up across the country.

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