81% See Inflation As Ongoing Problem; Just 9% Say Worst of Price Increases Are Behind Us

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of voters have recently experienced sharp price increases. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that only 8% have not and another 5% are not sure.

Just 9% believe the worst of the price increases behind us. The vast majority of voters (81%) believe inflation will be an ongoing problem.

Data released earlier found that 56% believe President Biden’s Build Back Better plan will make things worse by increasing inflation. Just 14% think that legislative plan will help by reducing inflation. Those results are consistent with other survey data showing that 59% generally believe that increased government spending leads to inflation.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe it is accurate to call inflation a tax on the poor. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 23% disagree and 20% are not sure.

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Question 1:

Thinking about things you buy on a regular basis, have you recently experienced sharp price increases?

87%    Yes

8%    No

5%    Not sure

Question 2:

Looking ahead, do you believe that inflation will be an ongoing problem? Or are the worst of the price increases behind us?

81%    An ongoing problem

9%    Worse is behind us

9%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 22-23, 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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