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Study Says Teens Average 60 Texts Each Day

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NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) - Teens are sending more text messages than ever before, according to a new report conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to the study, teens are sending an average of 60 text messages per day. That number is up from 50 text messages in a 2009 survey.

Older girls are the most prolific communicators, sending an average of 100 text messages. Compare that number with boys, who sent about 50 messages per day.

Text messaging is the top means of communication among teens, with 63 percent of teens sending messages every day. Only 39 percent of teens reported making phone calls daily, and 35 percent of teens say they communicate face-to-face. Other means of communicating included: social networks (29 percent), instant messaging (22 percent), talking on landlines (19 percent) and emailing (6 percent).

More frequent texting didn’t necessarily mean fewer phone calls. The study revealed that teens who were heavy texters also made it on the list of heaviest talkers.

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