September 13, 2010

Texting: Adults vs. Teens

10 vs. 50

Among those who use text messages, teens send and receive five times as many texts as adults.

Adults are increasingly using their cell phones to send and receive text messages. Currently, 72% of adults text, up from 65% in 2009. But while adults may be embracing a favorite communication tool of teens, they cannot keep up with their younger counterparts in volume. An adult who texts sends and receives a median of 10 texts per day; a teenager who texts sends and receives a median of 50 a day. Three-in-ten teen texters (29%) send and receive over 100 messages per day, while just 8% of adults can manage the same level of texting. Conversely, half of adults (51%) send and receive one to 10 text messages a day, but just 22% of teens are as restrained in their texting habits. Read More