Cell Phone and Text Message Use by Age | Teen Cell Phone Use

 Text Message Use By Generation

Text message use has hit a new high according to a new study by Pew Research Center (February, 2011).  According to the study, 85% of all American adults now own a cell phone and 72% of Americans send or receive text messages.

MILLENIALS — Age 18-34

95% own cell phone & 94% text

GENERATION X — Age 35-46

92% own cell phone & 83% text

YOUNGER BOOMERS — Age 47-56

86% own cell phone & 68% text

OLDER BOOMERS — Age 57-65

84% own cell phone & 49% text

SILENT GENERATION — Age 66 – 74

68% own cell phone & 27% text

G.I. GENERATION — Age 75+

48% own cell phone & 9% text

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