It's one thing when teenagers say they prefer text messages to phone calls.  They're teenagers.  They're supposed to say things like that.  But now, in a bad, bad sign for the future of phone calls we older, more mature adults are saying that we would rather text too.

In a new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project, 31% of adults--or nearly one in three--say they'd rather receive a text than a phone call in every situation.

51% are still clinging to phone calls, but that number is shrinking. 14% say that it would depend on the situation whether they prefer a text or call. The study also found that the average adult sends or receives 10 texts every day and makes or receives 12 calls.