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Girls are more likely to text than boys with 77 of

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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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