According to a recent study conducted by Pew Internet, there’s been a 7% increase in text messaging among adults just since last year, up from 65% in 2009 to 72% in 2010. Of the 2,200 adults surveyed, the average sent and received messages totaling 10 per day, while the 800 teens surveyed showed an average of 50 messages daily.
Teens are additionally more likely to be what are considered “heavy texters,” with 15% of those between the ages of 12 and 17 averaging more than 200 texts a day. Only 5% of adults fall into that heavy texting category, with the largest concentration seen among 18 to 24 year old range. The 200 texts a day ratio significantly decreases with age, according to the study, with only 3% of those adults between the ages of 25 and 29 hitting that astounding figure.
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