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Nearly a third of Americans would rather text than talk

A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life project found that 31% of Americans polled said they “preferred texts to talking on the phone.”

The survey found that 83% of American adults own cell phones and 73% of those users send and receive text messages. It also found that young adults are far more likely to text than older Americans. “Cell owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchange an average of 109.5 messages on a normal day—that works out to more than 3,200 texts per month.”

For more on the survey, see CNET’s coverage.

Listen to Larry’s 1-minute CBS News/CNET Tech Talk segment about the Pew survey

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