Study: Teens Send and Receive An Average Of 60 Texts a Day
Mar 20, 2012 15:34
A new study is saying that teens are texting more than ever. And it doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down. A new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project revealed that the amount of texts sent and receive each day among teenagers has jumped in the past few years, especially among boys, older teens and African-Americans.
This of course, is an American centric study, and it looked at nearly 800 teens ages from 12 to 17 in a three part survey between April and July 2011 in focus groups involving 57 people ages 12 to 19. Teens received an average of 60 texts a day, up from 50 in 2009, and the increase was led by older teens from ages 14-17.
Girls are the most active texters, sending and receiving a median of 100 texts a day compared to boys who sent 50. 75% of teens said they actively text, and one in four say they own a smartphone. Not surprisingly, voice calls are down.
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