Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else

According to a new year-long study by The Nielsen Company, black people use more voice minutes and send more text messages than any other race. Like, way more.

Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else


The new study found that African-Americans averaged 1,300 voice minutes a month, far outpacing Hispanics (826 minutes/mo.), Asians and Pacific Islanders (692 m/mo.), and Whites (647 m/mo.).

Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else


Same story with texting. Blacks sent and received an average of 780 text messages a month; Hispanics 767; Whites 566; and Asians/Pacific Islanders 384 texts a month.

Presumably all of this will be very useful in the burgeoning field of Black Twitter scholarship.

The Nielsen study also found that women, on average, talk on their phones 22% more than men, and send an average of 601 texts a month, as opposed to 447 for men. 0% of those women, incidentally, are texting or calling me. [Nielsen]

Charts by Christina Bonnington