Hi Angler, not necessarily. If you are fishing one or more on the bottom it depends how heavy the split-shot sinker is/are and how “sticky” the bottom is.
A split-shot sinker is designed to be pinched onto the line. This means that if the line passes through an obstruction (like a submerged tree branch, in-between rocks, etc.), there is a good chance the split-shot will get caught,
A cannon-ball sinker or bell-sinker fished at the bottom of the line in those situations will be less likely to “snag-up” since you can often lift-it over obstruction instead of trying to pull it through, like with a split-shot sinker.