American cell phone users are giving two thumbs up to texting over talking. A recent study reveals 83 percent of adults in the U.S. own a cell phone, 73 percent text and 31 percent of them would rather send and receive written notes than chat. The average adult in the U.S. sends or receives 41.5 messages per day, while those ages 18 to 24 handle 109.5 daily which adds up to about 3,200 texts per month. In the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, 31 percent of all cell phone users would rather be contacted with a text, 53 percent say it depends on the situation. And more than half of the heavy texters, or those who exchange more than 50 texts a day, would rather receive a written message than a voice cell phone call. “Sometimes with a voice conversation you say something that you did not mean to, while with a text you have a chance to pause,” points out University of Miami Health Economist Michael French, who believes new technology and young people are leading the way to changing forms of communication. Let us know how you would like to be contacted by a friend. Call or text?