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Texting: Adults vs. Teens

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