Teens today are texting even more than they did only a couple of years ago. Yes, we too, didn’t think it was possible, but now the average US teenager sends 60 text messages every single day. In 2009, that number stood at “only” 50 texts.
The revealing results come after a survey of 799 US teenagers ages 12 to 17 years old carried out by Pew Research Center.
Overall, an overwhelming 75% of US teens text.
“Teens are fervent communicators. Straddling childhood and adulthood, they communicate frequently with a variety of important people in their lives: friends and peers, parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, and a myriad of other adults and institutions," senior research specialist with the Pew Internet Project Amanda Lenhart wrote in the report.
63% of teenagers text every day and that’s obviously the preferred way of communication. 39% talks on their phones and 35% pick face-to-face conversations. Social networking is the medium 29% of teens use.
While the youth of the nation still call each other, they do it less frequently than before. 20% say they’re on the phone with friends and peers every day, down from 38% three years ago.
Interestingly, older teen girls are the most passionate texters sending an average of 100 messages a day. Boys in comparison send “only” 50 messages daily on average. What do you think about the survey, are teens in your view texting more and talking less?
source: Pew Research via PCMag