One thing we all know about the cell phone world is people love to text and send e-mails, but did you know 83 percent of American adults own cell phones and three-quarters of them (73 percent) send and receive text messages? Well, according to the latest study by The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, this seems to be the case.
The study pointed out some pretty interesting findings like how 31 percent of users said they preferred texts to talking on the phone, while 53% said they preferred a voice call to a text message. Also, the survey mentioned how young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most avid texters by a wide margin. The report showed that young adults exchange an average of 109.5 messages on a normal day, which brings that total to 3,200 texts per month – Wow.
These findings clearly highlight the generational gap between certain cell phone users, but if the research could have included the amount of users who owned a smartphone versus a cell phone, that, to me would’ve been more telling. All in all, the survey found that both text messaging and phone calling on cell phones have leveled off for the adult population as a whole.
What do you prefer more, text messaging or phone calling?