Tech Trivia: Guess how many text messages 18-24 year-olds send on a typical day?

Always looking to text. (Flickr photo via Mo Riza)

I knew the kids were into text messaging. But I was absolutely blown away by a recent study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet American Life Project, which found that young adults between the ages of 18 to 24 are sending on average 109.5 text messages per day. That’s right, per day.

That equates to about 3,200 per month.

Meanwhile, texting is starting to level off among Americans. Text messaging users send or receive an average of 41.5 messages on a typical day, with the median user sending or receiving 10 texts daily. Interestingly, that number is about the same as in 2010, the study found.

Meanwhile, 31 percent of Americans prefer texts over phone calls. For those who send more than 50 texts a day, that percentage goes up to 55 percent who prefer a text over a phone call.

Here’s a look at some of the results from the study.


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