83 Percent Of Adults Own Cell Phones In U.S.
September 19, 2011

83 Percent Of Adults Own Cell Phones In U.S.


According to a new study, 83 percent of adults in the U.S. own cell phones and 73 percent of them use text messaging services.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project surveyed 2,277 participants 18-years-old and older and found that 31 percent of cell phone users prefer texts over talking on the phone.  About 53 percent of the participants said they preferred a voice call to a text message.

About 55 percent of texters who send 50 messages a day said they would rather get a text than a voice call.

Pew said that text messaging users send or receive an average of 41.5 messages on a typical day, with the average user sending or receiving 10 texts per day.

According to the study, cell owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchange an average of 109.5 message on a normal day.

The study also found that cell owners make or receive an average of 12 calls on their cells per day, which is a figure that has not changed since 2010.


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