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Text Messages in the Life of Americans
Wednesday, 08 September 2010 00:00


More Americans text messages according to the latest survey, which was made by the Pew Research Center. It revealed that 72% of Americans from the age of 18 receive and send text messages on cellphones in comparison with 65% involved in the activity last year.

In the meantime, 87 % of teenagers from 12 to 17 send send about 50 messages daily in average, and this is 5 times more than the amount of messages sent by adults -  about ten text messages averagely a day they receive and send.

This activity is on the rise in the United States and it has become a mainstream among the adult population. Though nobody of grown-ups can be compared with teenagers in this respect.

82% of Americans 18+ own a cell phone and the attitude toward this device is absolutely different. The majority of them assures that cellphone is needed to feel more confident and safe. This opinion belongs to 91% of the cellphones’ owners.  Though 42% of adults using phones dislike intrusion cell phones cause when they interrupt their activities with text message or a call.

57% hate spam messages and undesired information coming to cell phones and 86% consider it bad manners when cell phone is checked frequently during the conversation.