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than boys with 77% of all girls texting while 68% of boys do. Older girls ages 14 -17 are
the most avid texters – 69% say they text their friends every day, while 53% of boys the
same age report daily texting. Lower income teens are more likely to say that they never send text messages, and
higher income teens are slightly more likely to say they send and receive texts every day.
Nearly 2 in 5 teens whose families earn less than $30,000 annually say they never use
text messaging, compared with just 20% of teens from families earning more than
$75,000 per year. Nearly two -thirds (63%) of all teens from households earning more
than $75,000 annually text every day, while 43% of teens from families that earn less
than $30,000 text daily. Given how vital a mode of communication texting is for teens, it is unsurprising that
parents have stepped into the realm of texting a bit more deeply than other adults as a
way of keeping the lines of communication open with their child. More than 7 in 10
(71%) of cell -phone owning p...
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