The number of high-net-worth investors making financial decisions on their own has decreased to 45% from 51% in 2001 and 53% in 2000, according to a survey commissioned by Phoenix Investments. Harris Interactive conducted the survey in March by interviewing 1,649 adults with a net worth of $1 million or more.

Fifty-three percent said they seek opinions from financial advisers before making a financial decision, up from 46% in 2001. And more of the wealthy report feeling only somewhat sure of investing; 26% said they felt only somewhat sure, up from 20% in 2000.

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