A latest study conducted by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, found America’s teens continued to sending more texts on a daily basis. The volume of texts has increased from 50 texts per day in 2009 to 60 texts per day in 2011. The study noted that the highest usages were among teens at age group of 14 to 17 years. This group of users sent only 60 texts per day in 2009, but had increased to 100 texts per day in 2011.
There were a slightly differences in term of texting usage among boys and girls. The Pew’s study found that boys sent or received more texts than girls. Boys sent and received about an average of 30 texts per day in 2009, but the volume had increased to 50 texts per day in 2011.
Other interesting findings of Pew’s latest research include smartphone ownership among teens in America. Pew’s study noted that during a phone interview, 23% of teens in age group of 12 to 17 years to have a smartphone. Off all smartphone users, age group of 14 to 17 years had the highest smartphone ownerships with 31%, while only 8% of age group of 12 to 13 years has a smartphone.
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(Chart: Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project)