An apparently startling discovery: Young persons send text messages

The Pew Research Center announced — in large, bold type — their apparently surprising new research finding:

Texting Is Nearly Universal Among Young Adult Cell Phone Owners

The vast majority of cell phone owners send and receive text messages. Large numbers of cell owners across all demographic groups do so, with the exception of mobile phone owners 65 and older, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey conducted in August and September.

Texting is most prevalent among cell owners ages 18 to 29 — 97% of them use their cell phones to send texts….

(Thanks to investigator Rose Fox for bringing this to our attention.)

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