Put another way, natives switch about 35% more than immigrants.
The volume of texting has also grown from 50 messages a day to 60 for the typical teen.
Much of that increase is among older teens (14-17) ramping up from a median of 60 texts in 2009 to 100 last year.
The daily exchange of texts among almost two-thirds of teens far surpasses other types of daily communication, including calling by cell phone (39%), face-to-face socializing outside of school (35%), social network messaging (29%), instant messaging (22%), talking via landline (19%), and emailing (6%).
Parents and churches are challenged to adapt to the communication styles and technologies of young people who rely heavily on digital media.
The following related information is from a recent issue of the Mission America newsletter.