Just 43% Know Infrastructure Bill Passed; Only 36% Know Build Back Better Plan Hasn’t

While the debate over President Biden’s legislative agenda has consumed official Washington, voters have remained fairly disengaged. In fact, just 43% know that the Infrastructure bill has been passed. Additionally, only 36% know that the Build Back Better plan has not.

Just one-out-of-five voters (19%) answered both questions correctly.

The survey was conducted over the 24 hours following President Biden’s signing of the Infrastructure bill.

There was little partisan difference on the question about the infrastructure bill. As for the Build Back Better proposal, Democrats were somewhat more likely to mistakenly believe it had passed. On both questions, older voters were more informed than younger voters.

Other data suggests that voters are more focused on other issues: 63% have experienced supply chain problems. Fifty-nine percent (59%) want vaccine mandates relaxed to address the supply chain issues.

Other data shows that 55% of voters believe that too many people are receiving federal benefits rather than working. Thirty-four percent (34%) disagree and believe that too many people are not receiving the government help they need to get by.

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Note: Neither Scott Rasmussen, ScottRasmussen.com, nor RMG Research, Inc. have any affiliation with Rasmussen Reports. While Scott Rasmussen founded that firm, he left more than seven years ago and has had no involvement since that time.

Question 1:

An infrastructure plan proposed by President Biden was passed by the Senate. Has it been passed by the House of Representatives yet?

43%    Yes

19%    No

38%    Not sure

Question 2:

The president also proposed a Build Back Better plan. Has that plan been approved by Congress?

25%    Yes

36%    No

39%    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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