Pew: Teen texting up, voice calling down

Pew: Teen texting up, voice calling down
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, teens are texting more and calling less, following a decade long trend.

The report says the "volume of texting among teens has risen from 50 texts a day in 2009 to 60 texts for the median teen text user" in 2011, while 75 percent of teens with phones actively text.

In its "Teens, Smartphones and Texting," annual report, Pew also confirms that older teens (14-17 year-olds) saw the biggest increase, from a median of 60 per day in 2009 to 100 in 2011. Older girls are the "most enthusiastic" tweeters, steady at a bit over 100 texts per day in 2011.

Boys of the same age average 50 per day.

Although 63 percent of teens text each day, only 39 percent use their phones for voice calling daily. Only 14 percent on teens use a landline to make calls.

Another trend is the growing amount of smartphones amongst teens, up to 31 percent.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Mar 2012 21:23
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  • xaznboitx

    no duh............. been this way since texting been out

    20.3.2012 01:39 #1

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