US teens send an average of 60 texts a day

Data from Pew Research shows that there is 20% rise in text numbers compared to 2009.

75% of all teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 now use text messaging.

The major spike is seen in the age group of 14 to 17 where the average number of texts sent per day is almost 100, up from 60 per day in 2009. Boys send 50 texts per day on an average and this is up from 30 per day in 2009. The number of texts sent by African Americans is also on the rise, up to 80 from 60.

63% teens sent daily texts compared to 39% who make daily calls. 35% meet face to face while 29% meet in social networks and 22% use the IM. Email has been pushed to the last spot with 6%.

The report also talks about increasing calls from those who text more and smartphone ownership.

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