Cupertino, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2004) -- Three in five investors (59 percent) believe the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will help protect their stock investments, while 57 percent said they would be very unlikely to invest in a company that failed to comply with the act, according to a recent survey.

In addition, the majority of stockholders want to see punishment for those who violate the law, according to the poll of 1,022 investors by Harris Interactive and Movaris, a Cupertino, Calif.-based provider of corporate compliance management software.

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