Vast majority of stateside cell phone users love to text

Vast majority of stateside cell phone users love to text
Text messaging remains the top activity done by U.S. cell phone owners, according to a study conducted by Pew Internet. 91% of Americans own a cell phone, which is quite an incredible statistic. And of those Americans who are sporting a wireless handset, 81% have used it to send or receive text messages. Just don't do it while driving. 60% use their handset to surf the web.

The survey also shows that one in 5 cellphone users video chat. Since smartphone users are now in the majority in the states, and with most new smartphone models coming to market with a front-facing shooter, we expect this percentage to start moving higher. On the bottom, only 8% check-in or share their location. Despite the popularity of social messaging sites like Foursquare, most cell phone users don't care to get a thrill in telling everyone where they are.

Pew conducted the survey holding phone interviews with 2,252 adults, ages 18 and older.

source: PewInternet via BGR


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