85% of young Americans send or receive text messages

Mobile activity18-2930-4950-6465+Send or receive text messages85653811Take a picture82644222Play a game4729136Send or receive email2821126Access the internet for news, weather, sports, or otherinformation3122106Record a video341983Play music381652Send or receive instant messages2618117Get a map or directions to another location181695Watch video191142Percent who have done at least one of these activities96%85%63%36%Median number of activities ever done4210Number of cases311616456310Source: Pew Internet

Mobile activity 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+
Send or receive text messages 85 65 38 11
Take a picture 82 64 42 22
Play a game 47 29 13 6
Send or receive email 28 21 12 6
Access the internet for news, weather, sports, or other
information
31 22 10 6
Record a video 34 19 8 3
Play music 38 16 5 2
Send or receive instant messages 26 18 11 7
Get a map or directions to another location 18 16 9 5
Watch video 19 11 4 2
Percent who have done at least one of these activities 96% 85% 63% 36%
Median number of activities ever done 4 2 1 0
Number of cases 311 616 456 310
Source: Pew Internet