Consumers want to get out of debt but are having a hard time doing so.
Researchers at Securian Financial Group, a unit of Minnesota Mutual Companies Inc., St. Paul, Minn., have reported that finding in a summary of a recent Web-based survey of 1,204 U.S. adults.
Securian sponsored a similar survey in 2007.
Participants in the new survey were far less likely to think of debt as being a normal part of their lifestyles, but about 82% continue to have non-mortgage debt. That figure is about the same as it was in 2007, the Securian researchers report.