Unformatted text preview: ey use both, and an additional 7% said
they use neither text nor talk to primarily communicate with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Overall, about 22% of teens say they do not have a significant other. Girls are more likely to text friends and parents than boys. When it comes to choosing a mode of communication to use when reaching out to
friends, girls are more likely than boys to text their friends, with 74% of text -using girls
saying they primarily text their friends, compared with 59% of text -using boys. Younger
teens ages 12 -13 were more apt than older teens to say they use both methods of
communication rather than privileging either text or talk. Teens with dial up
connections at home are also more likely to text their friends, with 81% saying they
primarily text, compared with 65% of teens with a home broadband connection. Girls who text are more likely to say they primarily text with their parents or guardian
than boys, with 22% of girls texting parents compared with 13% of boys. Nearly 84% of
boys mostly talk with parents, while three -quarters (73%) o...
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- Fall '13
- cell phone, American life project, mobile phones