63% Have Experienced Backorders, Delays, Shortages

Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters have experienced backorders, delays or shortages of items they would like to buy. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 31% have not and 6% are not sure.

Among those who have experience supply chain problems, the most common experiences revolve around new clothes, computers and tech gadgets, and home appliances.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of rural voters have experienced supply chain issues along with 62% of suburban voters and 58% of urban voters.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of Republicans have dealt with backorders, delays, and shortages. So have 61% of Independent voters and 53% of Democrats.

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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.


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on October 11-13, 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.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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