According to a study conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, around 72 per cent of American send and receive text messages every day.
This figure has risen significantly from the 62 per cent reported nine months ago. American teenagers, aged between 12-17 years, skew the results though as they send and receive 5 times more text messages than adults.
The Pew Research Center revealed that an average American adult sent and received 10 text messages everyday while an average teenager sent and received 50 text messages everyday.
The study also highlighted the fact that 5 per cent of all adults sent and received a staggering 200 text messages everyday, while 18 per cent adults aged between 18-24 years did the same.
It was also found that adults who were heavy texters were also heavily into voice calling, whereas light texters refrained from making too many voice calls.
The research firm also noted that “African American and Hispanic cell phone users are more intense and frequent users of all of the phone's capabilities than whites. Minorities send more text messages and make more calls on average than their white counterparts.”