59% Favor Relaxing Vaccine Mandates to Ease Supply Chain Problems; 28% Oppose

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters favor relaxing vaccine mandates to ease supply chain issues. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 28% are opposed to relaxing the mandates and 13% are not sure.

Those totals include 35% who Strongly Favor relaxing the mandates and 14% who are Strongly Opposed.

The survey found that 63% of voters have recently experienced supply chain issues such as backorders, delays, and shortages of items they would like to buy.

Fifty percent (50%) of voters believe vaccine mandates have made supply chain problems worse. Twenty-two percent (22%) disagree and 28% are not sure.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans favor relaxing the mandates. Independent voters by a 54% to 31% margin, agree. Democrats are more evenly divided– 48% favor relaxing the mandates and 40% are opposed.

As on many issues, there is a gap between the views of White Democrats and Black Democrats. By a 47% to 43% margin, White Democrats oppose relaxing the mandates. Black Democrats favor relaxing the mandates by a 51% to 32% margin. Hispanic and other Democrats favor relaxing the mandates by a 64% to 28% margin.

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Question 1:

Have you recently experienced any supply chain problems such as backorders, delays, or shortages of items you would like to buy?

63%    Yes

29%    No

7%    Not sure

Question 2:

Have vaccine mandates made supply chain problems more severe?

50%    Yes

22%    No

28%    Not sure

Question 3:

Would you favor or oppose relaxing vaccine mandates to ease supply chain issues?

35%    Strongly favor

24%    Somewhat favor

14%    Somewhat oppose

14%    Strongly oppose

13%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 15-16, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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