Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.
Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.
Forty Years of Cell Phone Calls
Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.
Cell Phones: They’re For More Than Just Making Calls
Fully 85% of American adults own a cell phone, and the devices have become a portal for an ever-growing list of activities. Taking photos and texting top the list.
Fully 10% of Campaign Donors Say They Contributed Via Mobile
Democrats are more likely to contribute online or from their cell phone, while Republicans are more likely to contribute in person, by phone call, or via regular mail.
Teens, Smartphones & Texting
Texting is the dominant daily mode of communication between teens and all those with whom they communicate.
Real Time Charitable Giving
A survey of individuals who sent a contribution to Haiti earthquake relief using the text messaging feature on their mobile phones explores who these mobile givers are, what other types of mobile contributions they have undertaken, and how they perceive mobile giving in comparison to other types of charitable contributions.
Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide
Two kinds of digital communication that have grown increasingly popular in the United States — sending text messages and using social networking sites — are also popular around the world.
A Third of Text Message Users Prefer Them to Voice Calls
About three-in-ten text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.
Americans and Their Cell Phones
Mobile phones have become a near-ubiquitous tool for information-seeking and communicating: 83% of American adults own some kind of cell phone. While cellphones are useful for a wide variety of tasks, owners say they also come with some disadvantages.