Nearly three out of four Americans send text messages on the phone and among those who do, 31 percent prefer texting to talking, according to a study
released Monday by the Pew Research Center.
Those numbers are even more pronounced for younger people. Cellphone owners between the ages of 18 and 24 send or receive an average of 109.5 messages daily. The rest of us on average exchange 41.5 messages daily, Pew found.
A separate Pew Center study earlier this summer
documented how vital our cellphones had become. Among those who owned cellphones, 42 percent said they used their device to stave off boredom and 13 percent pretended to be occupied with their phones to stave off unwanted attention from others.Read More