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


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Eminent Domain Poll Results


442,463 votes



652,500 votes


Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.

5 Yes answers
3 No answers
0 overlapping answers

Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Feb 10, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.

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Learn more about Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use. However, it can be legislatively delegated by the state to municipalities, government subdivisions, or even to private persons or corporations, when they are authorized to exercise the functions of public character. Opponents, including Conservatives and Libertarians in New Hampshire, oppose giving the government the power to seize property for private projects, like casinos, that was made possible to a 2005 Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. New London. Proponents, including advocates of oil pipelines and national parks, argue that the construction of roads and schools would not be possible if the government could not seize land under eminent domain.  See recent eminent domain news

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