Unformatted text preview: text messages a day, or more than 3000
texts a month. In general, a little more than one -fifth of teens who text (22%) send and Girls text more than boys do; girls who text typically send and receive 80 texts a day,
boys send and receive 30. Older teens text more than younger ones: Teens ages 12 -13
who text send and receive 20 texts a day, while high school -age teens typically send and
receive 60 text messages a day. Older girls are the most active texters, with 14 -17 year old girls typically sending and receiving 100 text messages a day, or more than 3000
texts a month. In general, a little more than one -fifth of teens who text (22%) send and
receive between 1 -10 texts a day (i.e. 30 to 300 a month). Younger boys are the most
likely to text in this manner. At the other end of the scale, about 14% of teens send
between 100 -200 texts a day, or between 3000 and 6000 text messages a month.
Another 14% of teens send more than 200 text messages a day – or more than 6000
texts a month. In light of these findings, it is not surprising that three -quarters of teens
(75%) have an unlimi...
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- Fall '13
- cell phone, American life project, mobile phones