Time consumers expect to remain in debt in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the length of time consumers expect to remain in debt in the United States in 2018. In 2018, 43 percent of the respondents said that they expected to be in debt for another one to five years, whereas 13 percent expected to remain in debt for the rest of their lives.

How many more years do you expect to be in debt?

Time in yearsShare of respondents
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Release date

August 2018


United States

Survey time period

March 7 to 19, 2018

Number of respondents

1,541 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents with some debt

Method of interview

Online survey

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