Just 8% of independent advisers are likely to go restricted according to the most recent Financial Services Authority (FSA) figures.
The data was gathered in the third-quarter of this year and comes from online and phone interviews conducted with 1,436 advisers.
Although 8% of independent advisers are likely to switch to restricted, 58% have said they will not, leaving 36% undecided.
Just 1% of restricted advisers say they will switch to offer independent advice.
In addition, 76% of advisers hold the necessary qualifications to be RDR ready by 31 December 2012.
In terms of dealing with the low-net wealth section of the market, 38% of those advisers questioned said they would advice retail clients with less than £20,000 in savings and investments.
Some 44% said they intend to advise no clients in this bracket, while 19% didn't know.
Clients with between £20,000 and £75,000 in savings and investments will be serviced by 63% of advisers - 20% said they intend to advise no clients in this bracket, while 18% didn't know.
In terms of those advisers likely to stay in the industry, 89% say they will definitely or are likely to remain an adviser; 1% are expected to retire as planned; 5% are early leavers (intended to retire earlier than planned, stop advising but take another industry role or leave the industry); 2% said they did not know what they would do.
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