72% of teens usually write longhand

72% of teens who write for personal reasons say they usually write longhand, similar to the 65% of teens who usually write by hand for school, according to Pew Internet Project. However, teens are much more likely to write only by hand when doing non-school writing. 32% of teens never use a computer at all when writing for their own personal enjoyment; by contrast, just 9% do their school writing by hand only. Whites and older teens are again the most prolific computer users when it comes to nonschool writing.