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Unformatted text preview: texting has also increased rapidly over the year
and half leading up to this study. Between February 2008 and September 2009, daily
use of text messaging by teens shot up from 38% in 2008 to 54% of all teens saying they
text every day in 2009. Text messaging frequency increases as teens age – 35% of 12 year -olds say they text
daily, while 54% of 14 year -olds and 70% of 17 year -olds text everyday. Younger teens
are much more likely to say that they never send or receive text messages – 46% of 12
year -olds do not text; only 17% of 17 year -olds do not text. Girls are more likely to text
than boys with 77% of all girls texting while 68% of boys do. Older girls ages 14 -17 are
Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens and Mobile Phones | 46 the most avid texters – 69% say they text their friends every day, while 53% of boys the
same age report daily texting. are much more likely to say that they never send or receive text messages – 46% of 12
year -olds do not text; only 17% of 17 year -olds do not text. Girls are more li...
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